Sarfaraz reveals the cricketer who helped him a lot in life
While each and everyone is talking about Chris Gayle’s storm and Ravichandran Ashwin’s mankading after the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, there was another stand-out player who showcased sheer power during the game. He is Sarfaraz Khan. He stole the spotlight when he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was him who continued his batting prowess with his new franchise Kings XI Punjab.
Besides Gayle’s hitting, Sarfaraz Khan too did enough carnage. His 29-ball 46 (6 fours and 1 six) helped Kings XI Punjab post 184/4 in their quota of overs. Talking about his batting, he said he has been really working hard to get better and better each passing day. He also said that if he gets chances to bat high in the game, he is ready to up the ante.
“I have been working hard and I did whatever was in my hands out there. A long time coming, this innings, and I would like to continue to bat this way. I have never got to bat this high in the IPL and if I get chances then I feel like I can do this every time.
This is a game of bluffs – I knew it wasn’t a slower one that the bowler was bowling, he bowled the normal one and I was ready for it and managed to play the ramp. The bowler bluffed me a few times, and I him a few times,” Sarfaraz Khan said at the post-match presentation.
Sarfaraz Khan credits his father, Naushad Khan who was also a cricketer as he helped him a lot. “My dad is also a cricketer and his feedback has helped me a lot in life,” he added.
Gayle took time to praise the youngster Sarfaraz. He said that the boys want to win IPL for the Universe Boss, citing Gayle himself. “Sarfaraz got some runs today and it was really good. Our youngsters have a lot to offer for the team, they want to win the IPL for the Universe Boss.”