Sarfaraz Khan’s Emotional Debut : A Father’s Tears

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Sarfaraz Khan’s father, who joins the commentary team, touched hearts with his poetic answer to his son’s late start with the Indian cricket team.

Sarfaraz Khan’s Father in Tears after his son receives Test Cap from Anil Kumble

When Sarfaraz Khan finally got his chance to play for India in a Test match against England, it was a proud moment for his father, Naushad Khan. Naushad, watching proudly from the commentary box, couldn’t help but weep up as his son received his Test cap from cricket icon Anil Kumble. This sweet scene went everywhere on social media, winning the hearts of cricket lovers all around.

During the match, Naushad was asked about Sarfaraz’s long wait for his debut. Given a quick reply, Naushad used an important comparison, saying, “Sometimes, you just have to wait for the sunrise; the sun doesn’t rise when we want it to.” His words touched everyone present, telling us all that good things take time, particularly in the tough world of cricket..

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan


Sarfaraz’s journey to the Indian team was not easy. After his strong performances, including a few outstanding innings for India ‘A’, he had to wait for his chance in the national spotlight. But at last, the day arrived, and Sarfaraz replaced another player on the team. His father, Naushad, expressed his amazing excitement, adding, “I’ve been waiting for this moment, and today, the tears are tears of happiness.”

Naushad believed in his son’s talent as any proud father would. However, seeing Sarfaraz finally put on the Indian cap made things feel more real. Naushad was aware it was not going to be easy, but he never lost hope. And now, as Sarfaraz starts on the journey with the Indian team, his father’s strong comments become an example of the importance of patience and effort. It’s a debut that will be remembered not just for the cricket but also for the love and dedication of a father and his son.

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Some of the records of this  new wonder boy of cricket, Sarfaraz Khan

  1. Sarfaraz Khan is the youngest player in the IPL. He made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the age of 17 years and 177 days in 2015.
  2. Sarfaraz scored 439 runs in an inning while playing for Rizvi Springfield High School in the Harris Shield event, breaking the tournament record.
  3. During the same innings in which he hit 439 runs, Sarfaraz and teammate Armaan Jaffer set a record partnership of 664 runs for the third wicket, the biggest partnership ever set in the Harris Shield Cup.
  4. Sarfaraz Khan, at the age of 17, became the youngest player to do so in 2015. He reached this mark while playing for Mumbai against Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.
  5. Century on Ranji Trophy debut.He achieved this goal against the Railways during the 2014–15 season.
  6. Fastest fifty in Ranji Trophy history: Sarfaraz Khan hit a half-century in just 21 balls while playing for Mumbai against Saurashtra in 2019-20.
  7. Sarfaraz Khan hit a century for India’s Under-19 cricket team in the ICC Under-19 World Cup. He got this point against Pakistan in the 2014 season.
  8. Sarfaraz Khan scored 928 runs in only 8 matches at an average of 154.66, including three centuries and six half-centuries in the 2019-2020 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  9. Sarfaraz Khan hit 28 sixes during the 2019–20 season, the most by any player in the tournament’s history.
  10. 10. Sarfaraz Khan has scored many hundreds in a single IPL season. He achieved this goal in the 2022 IPL season while playing for the Punjab Kings, showing his capability to deliver regularly at the highest level of T20 cricket.

To summarise, Sarfaraz Khan’s road to his Test debut for the Indian cricket team represents not only the awareness of a desire but also the constant support and trust of his parents. Naushad Khan’s poetic response to his son’s late debut echoes the basic fact that success often requires patience and power. Sarfaraz enters the international stage carrying not just his skill but also his father’s love and learning. This debut is not only a turning point in Sarfaraz’s career, but it also shows the power of support from family and the beauty of fulfilling one’s dreams against any barriers.

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