Watch The Moment Virat Kohli Bowed Down To Newcomer Sarfaraz Khan

Meet Sarfaraz Khan, a 17-year-old batsman from Mumbai who has become the biggest talking point of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team overnight.

Yes, that’s him leaving Rajasthan Royals bowler Shane Watson completely befuddled with this majestic shot.

Watson’s face says it all. Who is this kid?!

Sarfaraz came in to bat against after RCB lost AB de Villiers in an IPL game last night, and helped steer his team to a total of 200.

In only his second match for the Royal Challengers, he smashed an unbeaten 45 runs off 21 balls.

Sarfaraz’s innings was filled with an array of strokes, ranging from the masterful to the ridiculous.

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And as he was walking off the pitch, captain Virat Kohli bowed down to him.

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As if to say, “Welcome to the big time, kiddo.”

Even the experts and greats of the game can’t stop heaping praise on this precocious youngster.

Harsha Bhogle
@bhogleharsha

Sarfaraz Khan. Cheeky. Audacious. Attitude. Can bat. #PepsiIPL

04:02 PM – 29 Apr 2015
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Mpumelelo Mbangwa
@mmbangwa

The exuberance of youth. Great to see.
#SarfarazKhan

05:11 PM – 29 Apr 2015
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David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd
@BumbleCricket

Counties ..This lad is the one if you can get him ..Sarfaraz Khan…a 17 yo lad with ambition …..far better than a ‘retired’ international

04:05 PM – 29 Apr 2015
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Anjum Chopra
@Anjum__Chopra

Had heard so much about how the young #sarfarazkhan. Showed today what he is made of. Bundle of #talent. Pocket Dynamo #IPL #RCBvRR

04:21 PM – 29 Apr 2015
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While NDTV CEO Vikram Chandra stressed on the importance of handling young talent properly.

Vikram Chandra
@vikramchandra

I think #SarfarazKhan is a really exciting prospect for India, but perhaps we should spare him the Sachin/Kohli comparisons for a while!

08:59 AM – 30 Apr 2015
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Let us all hope this is just the beginning of a promising career for Sarfaraz Khan.

FirstpostSports
@FirstpostSports

‘He reminds me of Javed Miandad’: #SarfarazKhan sends Twitter into a frenzy http://t.co/WaGAn4qpBP

05:46 AM – 30 Apr 2015
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Watch the highlights from his innings here.

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