[caption id="attachment_675926" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/kohlisarfu.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-675926" alt="Sarfaraz Khan and Virat Kohli. Image Courtesy: Twitter" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/kohlisarfu.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Sarfaraz Khan and Virat Kohli. Image Courtesy: Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) surprised everyone with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sarfaraz-khan/">Sarfaraz Khan</a> s retention on Thursday. Sarfaraz was retained for INR 1.75 crore ahead of the likes of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/">Chris Gayle</a> and<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuzvendra-chahal/"> Yuzvendra Chahal</a>. Sarfaraz hasn t played cricket since six months due to knee injury. <p></p> <p></p>Sarfaraz is currently with Uttar Pradesh team in Lucknow. Sarfaraz was injured in a RCB practice match ahead of IPL 2017. In an interview with <em>Times of India</em>, Sarfaraz talked about how <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> supported him during the injury period. <p></p> <p></p>"I haven't spoken to Virat-<em>bhai</em> now, but when I got injured, he had sent me a long message. He said: 'This is the time, in your eight-month break, when you'll get a chance to know yourself. Don't take tension. God does what's best for you.' He knew that I had opened with Chris Gayle, instead of him, in the practice games for RCB. I had made 80-odd in those games," said Sarfaraz. <p></p> <p></p>On his retention Sarfaraz thanks RCB team. He also talks about his injury and how his father helped him to overcome it. <p></p> <p></p>"First of all I'd like to thank RCB management and Kohli. Nothing has changed in those eight months (when he was injured), but this. When I was injured, I was wondering what would happen (to me). The doctor told me to hold a bat after four months, but <em>abbu</em> (Naushad Khan) gave me a bat in two and a half months. He knew that I would recover from the injury, but he wanted me to stay in 'touch.' My abbu has always kept me one step ahead of the world," he said. <p></p> <p></p> The full credit for this goes to the Allah and my dad. At a time when you get injured, no one comes for your help, but your near and dear ones. I've worked harder than ever before in my life in three last two-three months," he added.