The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League will begin on March 26 where MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While IPL has given us a lot of talented youngsters, Sarfaraz Khan is one of them and he was among the top run-getters in the Ranji Trophy season this year. Sarfaraz is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 551 runs to his kitty in merely three matches, with a brilliant average of 137.75 as well.
In the Indian Premier League, Sarfaraz Khan is yet to make his mark. The youngster began his IPL career in 2015 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore but hardly got chances. Despite being retained by them ahead of the 2018 season, Sarfaraz played only six games, scoring 51 runs only. Then Punjab Kings bought him in 2019 but struggled. Ahead of the 2022 edition, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the IPL mega auction and he is hoping for the team to keep the confidence in him.
“I can do better if someone gives me that confidence and has faith in me. It is the same when no one thought I could play red ball, but I knew I could if I got the opportunity, because I had been working for four-five years on my red-ball game. Similarly, the day will come when I will score in the IPL too,” Sarfaraz Khan told The Indian Express.
“What do I ask? Should I ask someone who has known me since I was a kid or someone who has seen me for two days? I don’t ask much because I don’t want it to play on my mind if someone tells me to do this or that. Someone who brought me into this world… Only a family doctor can tell you what the problem is. When I was 10 or 12, Dad would tell me: ‘listen to everyone but do as I say.’ I listen only to him,” concluded Sarfaraz Khan.