Musheer Khan has started to follow in the footsteps of his elder brother Sarfaraz Khan who has become a very popular name in the Indian cricket fraternity. Sarfaraz has yet to play in international cricket but has already become a household name thanks to his stunning exploits with the bat in domestic cricket.
The right-handed batsman is in sensational form for Mumbai, scoring heavily in recent seasons. In the current season he has hit 556 runs in six games at 92.66, including three tons.
In the previous two seasons of the Ranji Trophy, the right-handed batsman amassed 928 runs from nine innings at 154.66 and 982 runs from nine innings at 122.75. Unfortunately, Sarfaraz has yet to earn a national team call-up. He was recently called up to the India A team where he failed to make much of an impact with the bat.
Musheer Khan follows in the footsteps of Sarfaraz Khan:
While there is still a long way to go for Musheer Khan, he has certainly got off to a good start. The 17-year-old has turned heads with his recent performance with the bat.
He recently made his debut for Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, though he couldn’t do very well. Those poor performances saw him lose his spot in the Mumbai squad before responding with a stunning triple century.
After being dropped from the Ranji team, Musheer played for Mumbai in the CK Naidu Trophy and beat the triple barrel against Hyderabad. After Mumbai decided to bat first, Musheer Khan opened the innings and played with the bat.
He played a whirlwind 339 runs from just 367 balls. He scored 190 of those runs in bounds, hitting 34 fours and 9 sixes during his monumental knock. Thanks to his knock, Mumbai declared their innings at 704 for 8.
Musheer Khan flops in Ranji Trophy:
Last month, Musheer Khan made his Ranji Trophy debut against Saurashtra. In his first ever first-class match, he achieved scores of 12 and 23 while going wicketless with the ball. In the next match against Assam, he scored 42 runs and took 2 wickets.
It was followed by another poor outing as he flopped both bat and ball against Delhi. He scored 14 and 5 and failed to pick up a wicket.