It is not every day that cricketer Virat Kohli bows down in admiration, that too, in the middle of the an exciting game.
But when the 17-year-old, right-handed batting sensation Sarfaraz Khan flexed his muscles against the Rajasthan Royals at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy stadium, Kohli couldn't help but fold his hands in admiration.
Khan first made headlines when he broke Sachin Tendulkar's record in 2009, when he scored 439 runs in 421 balls in an inter-school match. Interestingly, he was only 12 years old at the time.
Now playing only his second game, Khan, a Mumbai-based right-handed batsman, scored a handsome 45 runs in 21 balls -- that too, with 6 fours and 1 six.
Sarfaraz Khan reminds one of a young Javed Miandad of the 1970sApril 29, 2015
Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here on April 29, 2015.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Gayle c Hooda b Southee 10
Virat Kohli c Samson b Southee 01
A.B. de Villiers (run out - Hooda/Samson) 57
Mandeep Singh lbw Binny 27
Dinesh Karthik (run out - Southee/Samson) 27
Sarfaraz Khan (not out) 45
David Wiese c Southee b Kulkarni 11
Harshal Patel (run out - Rahane/Samson) 06
Extras (b-5, lb-3, w-6, nb-2): 16.
Total (for 7 wkts, 20 overs): 200.
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Gayle, 0.4); 2-19 (Kohli, 2.2); 3-93 (Mandeep, 11.1); 4-124 (de Villiers, 13.5); 5-152 (Karthik, 16.2); 6-184 (Wiese, 18.5); 7-200 (Patel, 19.6).
Tim Southee 4-0-32-2 (1nb)
Dhawal Kulkarni 4-0-36-1 (1w)
James Faulkner 2-0-26-0
Shane Watson 3-0-27-0 (2w)
Pravin Tambe 3-0-39-0
Stuart Binny 4-0-32-1.
(With inputs from IANS)