Sarfaraz Khan Biography (Cricketer)

Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, born on October 22, 1997, is a notable Indian cricketer with international acclaim, prominently featuring in the Test cricket format for the Indian national team. Within the domestic circuit, he showcases his talents while representing Mumbai. Furthermore, he has adorned various franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL), including Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sarfaraz’s journey in cricket began early, representing India in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in both 2014 and 2016, underlining his promising talent and dedication to the sport. Renowned for his aggressive right-handed batting style, he also contributes as a part-time spinner and occasionally takes up the gloves as a wicket-keeper.

Sarfaraz Khan Biography

Bio
Full Name Sarfaraz Naushad Khan
Nickname Panda
Profession Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 38 Inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Cricket
International Debut Test– On 15 February 2024 against England in Rajkot, India
ODI– N/A
T20– N/A
Coach/Mentor Naushad Khan and Raju Pathak
Jersey Number #97(India)
#97(IPL, County Cricket)
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
Records (main ones) • Made 439 runs in a Harris Shield match and broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar for the highest score in Mumbai’s Inter-school tournament.
• Youngest player to play in IPL with the age of 17.
• Record for the most 50s in an U-19 World Cup history with 7.
Career Turning Point Scored an impressive 101 from 66 balls for India in an Under-19s tournament against South Africa in 2013.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 October 1997 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 25 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Family Father– Naushad Khan
Mother– Tabassum Khan
Brothers– Musheer Khan (Elder) and Moin Khan(Elder)
Religion Islam
Hobbies Listening music
Controversies • Once he was suspended by the Mumbai Cricket Association on charges of lying his age, but afterwords the board accepted the results of an advanced test.
• He had a spat with KKR’s Robin Uthappa during IPL 2015.
Favourites
Food Mangoes
Cricketer Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle
Bowler: Mitch Starc
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 6 August 2023
Marriage Place Shopian, Jammu and kashmir
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse Romana Jahur

 

Sarfaraz Khan Early life & Personal Life 

Sarfaraz Khan With wife Sarfaraz Khan With Team

His rise to prominence began with a remarkable feat: surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing Harris Shield record, established in 1988. This extraordinary achievement occurred during his debut Harris Shield match in 2009, at the tender age of 12, where he amassed an impressive 439 runs off 421 deliveries. Representing Rizvi Springfield School, his innings comprised an astounding 56 fours and 12 sixes, capturing attention and admiration. Following this stellar performance, he swiftly transitioned to representing the Mumbai Under-19 team, showcasing consistent excellence that ultimately earned him a spot in the Indian Under-19 squad.

Sarfaraz Khan Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  • Is Sarfaraz Khan a smoker? No, he does not smoke.
  • In 2015, Sarfaraz made history by becoming the youngest player to participate in the IPL when he was acquired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 50 lakhs (INR).
  • Both Sarfaraz and his brother Musheer receive coaching from their father.
  • Sarfaraz’s outstanding performance earned him the Man of the Match title in an Under-19 World Cup game against Pakistan, where he contributed 74 runs and took one wicket.
  • During an IPL match in 2015 against the Rajasthan Royals, Sarfaraz stole the spotlight for the Royal Challengers Bangalore by swiftly scoring 45 runs off just 21 balls in Bangalore.

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