Sarfaraz Khan to Endure Lower-body Training in Off-season
Sarfraz Khan to undergo lower-body training in off-season.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman, Sarfaraz Khan, who plays for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, has decided to stay in Mumbai – to work on his fitness till the start of the upcoming domestic season.

Meanwhile, the 20-year-old couldn’t do justice to his retention and he clearly needed a break. He took a short family vacation to Bhiwandi in the Thane district, a few kilometers outside Mumbai right after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowed out of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, a knee injury had kept Sarfaraz out in the tenth edition
(2017). This time, he fared poorly with only 51 runs in seven games. He believes coming back from such stark show wouldn’t be that easy.

While most of his teammates will fly to England for India A stint, he has decided to work on his fitness at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) indoor nets until the start of the season later this year.

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Injuries can be really bad:

The swashbuckling batsman Sarfaraz said that there can be ups and downs and you have to come out of it. He also admitted that he will work on the training chart prepared by RCB physios.

Injuries can be real bad. There can be ups and downs. The RCB physio and my doctors had prepared a training chart for my lower body and I want to work on that to come out stronger,” he said to Sportstar.

Sarfaraz, however, presented a glimpse of his genius in the crucial game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

The right-hander smashed an unbeaten 22 off eight balls — his highest score of the season — which also included an AB de Villiers-like six off Basil Thampi.

The youngster opened the face of his bat and the ball flew over short third man.

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Sarfaraz Khan also admitted that he is feeling bad for de Villiers, who announced his retirement last week.

That innings was a positive sign. Virat bhai was happy that I performed when the team needed me. I used to learn so much from his shots. We all are feeling bad that he announced retirement. I wanted to learn the art of playing knuckleball from him,” Sarfaraz concluded.

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Ankush Das

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