Enjoying the spotlight after his debut IPL season that saw him play crucial knocks, 17-year-old Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Sarfaraz Khan says that the stint has given him confidence but his feet are firmly on the ground.
Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair and register their maiden win in this year's Indian Premier League here on Sunday.
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India might be lagging way behind Australia in the Test rankings but the current World Cup holders are just 0.2 points behind the top-of-the-table Kangaroos in the ODI chart, according to the latest ICC release.
Bangalore based franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have always been a batting powerhouse since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the forthcoming edition of the cash-rich league, they will once again rely on their batting to lift their maiden IPL trophy.
Having conceded the ODI series with humiliating back-to-back defeats, India will aim to salvage some pride by winning the third one-dayer against South Africa here on Wednesday, in order to gain confidence ahead of the two-Test series.
The South African media has drawn parallels between the plights of AB de Villiers and Michael Clarke, whom they have touted as two of the most premier, exhilarating international batsmen on the planet.