I felt that I could change the course of the game: Sarfaraz Khan
MUMBAI: Sarfaraz Khan , whose triple ton maiden helped Mumbai take the lead in the first inning against Uttar Pradesh, believed he was the type of player who could change the course of the game.
Despite suffering a fever two nights ago, Sarfaraz scored an undefeated 301, which prompted Mumbai to overcome the gigantic score of Uttar Pradesh in the first inning of 625/8 declared and take three points on the last day of his Elite B Group Ranji Trophy game.
I was not going out to bat. I was not well for the last two or three days. But I felt I was the type of player that could change the game if I stayed in the middle. So I came outside and played for the team, Sarfaraz said.
Sarfaraz's triple century is only the third such score by a first-class batsman batting at number 6 in first-class cricket, and the second after Karun Nair at number 6 in Ranji Trophy history.
Before Sarfaraz, Mumbai's last triple centurion was the batter ace Rohit Sharma .
I didn't think I could get to the end. When I reached 250, I felt that I should declare (retire), but the team supported me a lot, said the 22-year-old, who returned. to Mumbai after playing on the Uttar Pradesh team for three seasons.
According to Sarfaraz, the pace of his tickets slowed after reaching 200.
After reaching 200, I slowed down. I did not reach a limit for an hour until tea after spending 200, my goal was that we had to spend 625, he said.
Expressing faith in the lower order of Mumbai, Sarfaraz said: He knew that Shams (Mulani) is a player who easily gets four legs.
Sarfaraz's father, Naushad, came to see his tickets from Pune.
Mumbai pattern Aditya Tare He also said that Sarfaraz has worked on his batting.
He (Sarfaraz) always had talent. He works very hard on his batting. He is always practicing and prepares well. He is a cricketer who improves, Tare said.
Sarfaraz can hit number 5 or 6 and win games, he has that quality, Tare added.