Sarfaraz Khan, the new recruit from Delhi Capitals, is looking forward to making an impact in the upcoming IPL 2022 with his new franchise. The 24-year-old was acquired by the Capitals at a base price of INR 20 lakhs in the auction. Sarfaraz Khan has been playing sensational red-ball cricket for Mumbai since he returned from Uttar Pradesh. Sarfaraz has played nine games in Mumbai and scored 1479 runs at an impressive average of 147.90. He has also scored five centuries with the highest score of 301*.
Sarfaraz Khan has proved his critics wrong by proving that he is more than just a white-ball specialist by letting his bat do the talking in red-ball cricket. The youngster believes it is all about confidence, and if given faith, can certainly deliver in the IPL as well.
Speaking to The Indian Express in an exclusive interview, here is what Sarfaraz Khan had to say about his performance with the bat:
“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 can play a crucial role in the middle-order of Delhi Capitals
In their opening pair, David Warner and Prithvi Shaw are strong performers. However, there are still a lot of open slots in the middle-order. Sarfaraz Khan has scored 441 runs in 40 games in the IPL at an average of 23.21. However, most of his knocks have come as a finisher and he can certainly bat well if given more responsibility.