Talented and young Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan has been in a stunning form in the current Ranji Trophy campaign. He has hit more than 700 runs in just four matches. He smashed one half-century, two tons and one double hundred as well. But he fell short in the race among the likes of Rishabh Pant, and Ishan Kishan. But the batter has returned with a bang in the Indian domestic circuit, smashing a lot of runs.
Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Khan said, “I’m an attacking player but when an attacking player develops some patience, he can become really dangerous. There was still some problem in my technique, but my father and I worked on that a lot. So I learnt to stay on the wicket and knowing exactly where my off stump is in red-ball cricket.”
“I would play 600-700 balls every day at Cross Maidan and at home combined, especially against the swinging ball. If T20s are coming up then I just hit out in the nets, like playing the cut and pull. For day’s cricket [first-class games], I would focus on leaving the ball because once you see through the first hour or so, you can get going and nobody can stop an attacking batsman like me,” Khan further shared.
“It’s [the pitch at home] the toughest wicket I practice on. After playing in such places when I go for matches, I don’t find it so difficult because this practice I go through is really tough – it has bounce, speed, swing, cut, dampness, everything,” Sarfaraz Khan signed off.
However, Mumbai has done well in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy, thrashing Uttarakhand in the quarter-finals of the match. The team will play against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-final of the tournament on 14 June, Tuesday.