Sarfaraz Khan © DNA
Sarfaraz Khan © DNA

The 17-year-old cricketer from Mumbai, Sarfaraz Khan on Wednesday created history by becoming the youngest player in Indian Premier League (IPL). Sarfaraz was named in the 20th match of the tournament in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team against Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore.  Live updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings Match 20 IPL 2015

Earlier this year in February, Sarfaraz was the youngest player ever to come in the IPL auction, when it was held in February in Bangalore. He was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 50 lakhs.

Sarfaraz beat the record of being the youngest IPL player earlier set by fast bowler Pradeep Sangwan, who had made his debut at the age of 17 years and 179 days. Unmukt Chand, who had led India to the Under-19 World Cup win in 2012 in Australia, had made his debut at the age of 18 years and 16 days.  Live scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings Match 20 IPL 2015

Few days ago, match referee Javagal Srinath on Monday denied receiving any complaint from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after reports emerged of a scuffle between their player Sarfaraz Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Robin Uthappa post the game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday. Match report, KKR vs RCB

“Nothing of that sort has happened… I’ve not received any complaint,” Srinath, who was the Match Referee of the KKR-RCB clash told PTI. A KKR official also rubbished the reports and said: “We’ve not heard anything about it,” PTI reported Sarfaraz as saying.