Sarfaraz Khan resumed his Ranji Trophy run-scoring binge on Day 2 of the second quarterfinal against Uttarakhand, striking another century to put Mumbai in command.
On Day 2 of the second quarterfinal against Uttarakhand on Tuesday, Sarfaraz Khan resumed his run-scoring binge in the Ranji Trophy, scoring another century, his third of the season, to put Mumbai in command. The teenager has already scored 704 runs at an astounding average of 140.80 in four matches (5 innings), including three hundreds and a half-century. This season, he has a top score of 275 and has helped Mumbai reach the knockout stages. Sarfaraz Khan was removed for 153 runs off 205 balls on Tuesday, including 14 fours and four sixes in his innings.
Sarfaraz’s bat skills sparked outrage on Twitter, with fans and media praising him.
Some Tweets on Sarfaraz khan
I don’t think Sarfaraz Khan should be playing at this level anymore. If you are averaging 80+ while striking at 70+, you should graduate to the next level.
The more you play at a level where you are heads and shoulders above the rest, the more your progress stagnates. https://t.co/7qA8ELNavq
— Cricketjeevi (@wildcardgyan) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan is in unreal form in the domestic cricket.
He had scored 2200+ runs with 80+ average in first class cricket.
It’s high time to him to be considered for selection in Indian cricket team.
— Anurag Jain (@Cric8CrazyAnu) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan nonchalantly upper cuts Akash Madhwal over third man for a six. Realises he’s reached his 100 when whoops come from the Mumbai dressing room. What a player. What unbelievable form. Pandemic proof, break proof. #RanjiTrophy pic.twitter.com/Ne109ra0gQ
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan in the last 13 innings in Ranji trophy:-
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan has played ten Ranji Trophy games since 2020, including the current quarter-final against Uttarakhand, and his record is just incredible.
Sarfaraz Khan played in the following ten Ranji Trophy games
- 153 against Uttarakhand
- 165 against Odisha
- 63, 48 against Goa
- 275 against Saurashtra
- 177, 6 against Madhya Pradesh
- 78, 25 against Saurashtra
- 226* against Himachal Pradesh
- 301* against Uttar Pradesh
- 36 against Tamil Nadu
- 8, 71* against Karnataka
Mumbai won the toss and chose to bat in the current quarterfinal. Things didn’t get off to a good start when captain Prithvi Shaw was caught for a quickfire 21. Mumbai were reduced to 64 for two after the dismissal of Yashasvi Jaiswal.
The ship was steadied by Armaan Jaffer and Saved Parkar, who was making his first-class debut, but the former was dismissed for 60 minutes.
Then came Parkar and Sarfaraz Khan’s amazing 267-run stand.
Parkar was batting on 190 with Mumbai 516 for five at the time of writing.