Sarfaraz Khan's younger brother Musheer to play in England
Musheer Khan, the cricket prodigy, is all set to travel to England on a month-long cricket tour in August.
New Delhi: Musheer Khan, the cricket prodigy, is all set to travel to England on a month-long cricket tour in August.
The 10-year-old was offered a sponsorship deal by Shyam Bhatia's 'Cricket for Care' and will be part of the G-Force Cricket Academy team from Dubai on this trip.
"I have only seen England on the TV when the Ashes is going on. I want to see the bridge (London Bridge)," Khan was quoted as saying by DNA.
"Bhai (Sarfaraz Khan) told me that the weather there will be cold and the ball will swing a lot, while the spinners will get a little turn. So, my aim would be to bowl a basic line," he added.
"These exposure trips are very important. If you get them at such young age, nothing can be better. Not only will they play matches but also get to learn a lot of things. They might also get to play at the Lord's Cricket Ground and Musheer is very excited," added Naushad Khan, who is the father and coach of the left-arm spinner.
Musheer's elder brother Sarfaraz Khan was signed by batting legend Sunil Gavaskar-owned Professional Management Group (PMG) earlier in the month on three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Gavaskar, director of PMG added: "I have had the pleasure of watching Sarfaraz bat on a few occasions and he certainly comes across as an exciting young talent. I hope his association with PMG can be a stepping stone towards helping him fulfil his immense potential."
Of late, the two brothers have been constantly in the news for their sterling performance on the cricket field.
Wonderkid Musheer , in May, picked up nine wickets in an innings during Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Summer Vacation Under-14 camp.
The left-arm spinner registered this feat while playing for Dadar Union against Virar in a two-day match. His 9-wicket haul included a hat-trick as well.
This was not the first time the Mumbai lad has been in the news for his on-field brilliance.
In August 2013, the all-rounder attracted plenty of attention after he dismissed Yuvraj Singh in a friendly match.