Sarfaraz Naushad Khan
Sarfaraz Khan is a young talented batsman who has represented various teams in domestic circuit like Mumbai, Mumbai Under 19, Uttar Pradesh and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He has also represented the India Under 19 team in the 2014 and 2016 editions of Under 19 World Cup. He is an exciting young talent who came into limelight after his performance in the 2014 edition of Under 19 World Cup where he emerged as the third highest run-getter for India after Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda with a total of 211 runs from 5 innings with a highest score of 74 against Pakistan Under-19. He made his debut in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore hence, becoming the youngest player to feature in the IPL in the year 2015 against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, and went on to represent the franchise for the next year as well before being surprisingly retained by the team for the 2018 edition despite not getting any international exposure.
|Height (approx.):||165 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||64 kgs|
|Date of Birth:||27th October 1997|
|Age (as on 2017):||19 years|
|Birth Place:||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Scorpio|
|Brother:||Musheer Khan (Elder) and Moin Khan (Elder)|
|Coach/Mentor:||Naushad Khan, Raju Pathak|
|Jersey Number:||#97 (International, IPL, Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team:||India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Pakistan|
|Favourite Shot:||Straight Drive and Scoop over the head of the wicketkeeper|
|Career Turning Point|
- When got a call-up from Rahul Dravid for under 19, Trust shown by RCB management after he was retained for IPL 2018.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Mitchell Starc|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Favourite sports Commentator:||NA|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL 11:||1.75 Crore|
|Awards and recognitions|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Smoking- No
- Drinking Alcohol- No
- He is the youngest player to play in the IPL until 2018 when Prithvi Shaw playing for the Delhi Daredevils became the youngest player to feature in an IPL game.
- He was the man of the match in U-19 world cup 2014 in a match against Pakistan where he scored 74 runs and took one wicket.
- He has been coached by his father at the initial stage of his budding career.
- He used to have some aggressive behaviour issues, after which his father consulted a sports psychiatrist Dr Mugdha Bavare, who largely helped him overcome this issue.
- in 2012 he played for the Hull Cricket Club in the UK for the Yorkshire League for a month or so.
- He shares his birthday with Kumara Sangakkara.