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Unfit to take off! 'Fat' Sarfaraz Khan to go to England for runs and fitness

RCB batsman Sarfaraz Khan's fitness and fielding standards came under scanner during the last IPL. Now the 18-year-old will fly to England to improve his fitness and play matches

India's Test and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli had expressed concerns over India under-19 World Cup star Sarfaraz Khan’s fitness and fielding standards during the last Indian Premier League season.

Sarfaraz Khan works on his fitness at his Kurla residence  on Saturday
Sarfaraz Khan works on his fitness at his Kurla residence on Saturday

The 18-year-old RCB batsman took his captain’s comments in the right spirit and travelled to Chennai for a training and fitness camp organised by RCB’s and Indian team strength and fitness trainer Shankar Basu.

Sarfaraz will now fly to England where he will train and play matches.

“I am trying hard to match Virat sir's expectations. Basu sir has given me a fitness and training schedule. I will work accordingly in England where I will try and reduce my fat levels, keep fit and become stronger,” Sarfaraz told mid-day on Saturday.

Sarfaraz along with his younger brother Musheer — the Mumbai under-14 left-arm spinner — will leave for a month-long tour of England where they will represent G Force Cricket Academy in Surrey.

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