Sarfaraz Khan has just become the seventh Mumbai player to strike a triple century in Ranji Trophy history. The young wicketkeeper-batsman set up a batting masterclass in the contest against Uttar Pradesh to help his team post an imposing total of 625/8 declared.
The 22-year-old, who has actively featured in the Indian Premier League over the past few years, showcased excellent levels of temperament and control with the bat as he scored 301. His triple century at the No. 6 batting position is just the third such instance for a player batting at this number in the order.
Interestingly, Sarfaraz’s tremendous feat came when he had been suffering from a fever over the past two days. In spite his illness, he came out to bat and struck an innings for the ages.
"I wasn't going to come out to bat. I wasn't well for the last two-three days. But I felt that I was the kind of player who could change the game if I remained in the middle. So I came out and played for the team"- Sarfaraz later told reporters.