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Sarfaraz Khan: From Record Breaking School Boy to Cricket Sensation

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Sarfaraz- Khan

Born in Mumbai on October 22, 1997, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan is an Indian cricket player who has made a lasting impression on the sport. It’s quite the trip, going from breaking records in school cricket to playing for India in international competitions. On 15 February 2024 , he got his Cap for India in Test Cricket and his tears show his hardships to reach this place.

Full NameSarfaraz Naushud Khan
Born22 October 1997
NicknameSarfu, Panda
Height5ft 8 inch
BattingRight Handed
BowlingLeg Break
RoleMiddle-Order Batsman
BrotherMusheer Khan
FatherNaushad Khan
WifeRoman Zahoor
NetworthAround $1Million
MotherTabassum Khan

Early Successes and Difficulties

When Sarfaraz, at 12 years old, scored an incredible 439 runs for Rizvi Springfield in the Harris Shield inter school competition, he grabbed national attention. With an incredible 56 fours and 12 sixes in his innings, he captured the attention of cricket fans all around the world with this achievement. His journey to international acclaim was not without difficulties, though. He was suspended by the Mumbai Cricket Association for allegedly manipulating his age, but an advanced test exonerated him in the end.

Climb to the International Stage

Sarfaraz Khan was selected for the India Under-19 squad as a result of his outstanding achievements for the Mumbai Under-19 team. His brilliant performance in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup included 211 runs at an average of 70.33. It was certain that he would advance to the next level.

He was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 50 lakhs to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2015. His inventive batting captured the attention of spectators, making him the youngest player to appear in the IPL. A year later, he led India out of difficult situations as the second-highest run scorer in the Under-19 World Cup held in Bangladesh.

The Oddball Batsman and His Journey

The way that Sarfaraz Khan bats is everything from traditional. His distinct style and desire for runs make him stand out. Sarfaraz, who is coached by his father Naushad Khan, is still a rising star in domestic cricket. His career took a fresh turn in 2015–16 when he relocated from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh.

Batting and Fielding Stats

First-Class Matches:

  • Matches: 45
  • Innings: 66
  • Runs: 3912
  • Highest Score: 301* (an unbeaten triple century!)
  • Batting Average: 69.85
  • Centuries: 14
  • Half-Centuries: 11
  • Fours: 443
  • Sixes: 73
  • Catches: 50

List A Matches:

  • Matches: 37
  • Innings: 27
  • Runs: 629
  • Highest Score: 117
  • Batting Average: 34.94
  • Fours: 67
  • Sixes: 13
  • Catches: 16
  • T20 Matches:
  • Matches: 96
  • Innings: 74
  • Runs: 1188
  • Highest Score: 67
  • Batting Average: 22.41
  • Fours: 116
  • Sixes: 33
  • Catches: 38

Bowling Stats

First-Class Matches:

  • Innings: 17
  • Balls Bowled: 412
  • Runs Conceded: 295
  • Wickets: 5
  • Best Bowling: 2/32
  • Economy Rate: 4.29
  • Strike Rate: 82.4

List A Matches:

  • Innings: 3
  • Balls Bowled: 54
  • Runs Conceded: 56
  • Wickets: 1
  • Best Bowling: 1/17
  • Economy Rate: 6.22
  • Strike Rate: 54.0

T20 Matches:

  • Innings: 2
  • Balls Bowled: 8
  • Runs Conceded: 9
  • Wickets: 0

Notable Accomplishments

  • When he was twelve years old, Sarfaraz Khan stole the show by hitting 439 runs in one inning in the Harris Shield inter school competition, including an amazing 56 fours and 12 sixes.
  • When Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired him for INR 50 lakhs, he became the youngest player to appear in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He made a spectacular transition from schoolboy records to international cricket, and he still plays well at home.

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Beyond the Stats

Sarfaraz Khan symbolises enthusiasm, tenacity, and a love for the game; he is more than simply a statistic. Ambitious cricket players throughout the globe find inspiration in his path from the Harris Shield grounds to international stadiums. Watch out for this emerging star because there is still a lot more in store!


Q- Who is the Father of Sarfaraz Khan?

A- Naushad Khan is the father of Sarfaraz Khan.

Q- What is the average of Sarfaraz khan in Domestic Cricket?

A- In 45 first-class matches, Sarfaraz has amassed 3,912 runs at an incredible average of 69.85, while smashing 14 hundreds and 11 fifties.

Q- When Sarfaraz debuted in Test Cricket?

A- At Rajkot on 15 Feb , he debuted in Test Cricket for India.