Sarfaraz keen to emulate Sachin


Sarfaraz hit 12 sixes and 56 boundaries during his 421-ball innings for Springfield Rizvi School in a three-day match against Indian Education Society in the Harris Shield Inter-School tournament. Sarfaraz broke Sanjeev Jadhav’s record of 422 runs set in 1986 for Sharadashram Vidyamandir.

An ecscatic Sarfaraz still can’t believe that he had surpassed his idol Tendulkar, who had scored 346 runs during a 664-run partnership with Vinod Kambli (349) in 1988 for Sharadashram Vidyamandir School.
“My father (Naushad Khan) wanted to play for India, but it remained a dream for him. I feel this innings will help me to do what he couldn’t,” said Sarfaraz with his father by his side.

The feeling of scoring 400 runs in a school cricket is yet to sink in, but the young guy shudders to play another massive innings for fear of encountering the media.
“I will never play another such innings in my life. Fighting it out on the field is much better than posing,” quipped Sarfraz as he tried to wriggle out of a crowd of cameramen and reporters.

Yet to meet his idol
Sarfraz has never met his idol Tendulkar, but has seen the batting maestro offer some batting tips to former Bangladesh captain Mohammed Ashraful during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match last year. He said Tendulkar’s words of advice to Ashraful were ringing in his ears during his marathon innings.

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