In the final game of 2016 season of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), newcomer Sachin Baby was expected to win the game for his team but what he did was totally opposite. The young left-hand batsman was given the chance to perform for RCB ahead of Sarfaraz Khan, who had a very good start in the beginning of the tournament and played excellently in the ICC Under-19 World Cup earlier this year. Also Read: After IPL 9 win, Umar Akmal congratulates David Warner for winning ‘PSL 2016’

RCB skipper Virat Kohli let him make his IPL debut for RCB against SRH in the league stage match, where he impressed with his 16-ball 27, despite they losing that match. Further, Kohli kept giving him chances to perform but no big thing came out of young Baby’s willow who had already became famous because of his first name — Sachin [As it resembles to India’s greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar]. He played total of 11 matches in the tournament and his scores read 27, 16, dnb, 33, 25*, dnb, dnb, dnb, dnb, 0, 18* at  29.75 with the strike rate of  150.63. Whereas, Sarfaraz got to play only five matches this season and impressed once again with his bat in his first game with his unbeaten 10-ball 35 run cameo in which he hit a six  and a four to Mustafizur Rahman — who was one of the most difficult bowlers to face in the whole tournament. He also hit four boundaries and a six to Bhuvneshwar Kumar — one of the best swing bowlers of India and all those came in consecutive deliveries — 4,4,6,4,4. Also Read: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to win IPL 2016, Stars and Flops

In his second game of the season, Sarfaraz couldn’t impress as he went out after scoring only a single run but in the next game, the teenager once again made his mark by scoring 18-ball 28. He got two more games to play but in one of those matches, he didn’t get the chance to bat and in one game he remained unbeaten at two. Overall, Sarfaraz scored 66 runs — which is not much but his strike rate was 212.90, which is very impressive. Overall, Sarfaraz’s numbers look more impressive than Baby’s. Had Kohli picked Sarafaraz ahead of Baby in his playing XI in the final game, the result could have been different. Also Read: Cricket fraternity hail Sunrisers Hyderabad’s maiden IPL title triumph

The below meme is humorous representation on Baby’s reaction after losing the final game against SRH and Sarfaraz coming up with his famous quote from movie PK.

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Designed by Rakesh Sharma
Designed by Rakesh Sharma

Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction