Mumbai Ranji team batter Sarfaraz Khan has been the talk of the town with his Don Bradman-Esque stats in first-class cricket. But life hasn’t been so kind with the 25-year-old as he has risen up from a humble background into Indian cricket's future star. Addressing these times, Sarfaraz’s father Naushad shared an anecdote, where the young batter compared his lifestyle with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar.
While talking in an interview with the Indian Express, Naushad Khan revealed how Sarfaraz called Arjun Tendulkar to be extremely fortunate as he has everything in his life. Naushad recalled, "Abbu, Arjun kitna naseeb wala haina? He has everything in life, like cars, IPads, etc."
Sarfaraz’s father felt helpless at that time and didn’t say anything, but then the young batter came back and affectionately hugged his father and added, "I am more fortunate than him because my dad gets to spend the whole day with me. Arjun’s father can’t spend enough time with him."
Talking about Khan’s ongoing Ranji Trophy, the 25-year-old smashed his third hundred of the season during Mumbai’s Round 6 match against Delhi at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday. Sarfaraz reached his century in just 135 balls. He eventually got out for 125 off 155 deliveries.
The right-hander previously scored 162 against Tamil Nadu earlier this month and smashed an unbeaten 126 against Hyderabad in December 2022. Khan has been on a magical run in domestic First-Class cricket since the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season, where he scored 928 runs at an average of 154.66 to emerge as the tournament’s fifth-highest run-getter.