Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan, 12 year wonder boy who created a school cricket record on Wednesday, wants to meet Sachin Tendulkar in person to achieve his long-cherished dream.
Sarfaraz hit 439 runs in the Harris Shield to break Tendulkar's inter-school unbeaten knock of 346, showed maturity beyond his years as he dismissed any comparison made between him and Tendulkar.
"Sachin is my idol and I consider him as my 'Guru'. Please don't compare me with him," the Rizvi Springfield student said on Friday.
"Even if I achieve one per cent of what he has achieved, I would be blessed. Meeting him is my dream, please write this," he insisted.
Ill at ease with his overnight celebrity status, Sarfaraz said he had in fact fainted after giving series of interviews on Wednesday.
"It feels great to be chased by the media but they tend to go a bit overboard," he complained.
"I fainted after completing my media assignments at 11 pm last night. More than the time I spent at the crease it has been the media interactions that has tired me out," said the cricket talent who scored a mammoth 439 in 421 balls during a 456-minute vigil against a hapless Indian Education Society Secondary School.
Sarfaraz's innings, which came in 429 balls, was studded with 12 huge sixes and 56 boundaries. Sarfaraz's innings helped his side to score a mammoth total of 750/9.