Sunil Gavaskar's PMG signs 'Rs 2 crore' deal with batsman Sarfaraz Khan

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Mumbai, July 24: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar-owned Professional Management Group (PMG) on Thursday (July 23) announced the signing of promising batting talent Sarfaraz Khan on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Who is Sarfaraz?

The deal will see PMG, headed by Gavaskar and co-owned by Sam Balsara, chairperson Madison World and Noomi Mehta, chairperson and managing director Selvel One Group, manage all the 17-year-old's commercial dealings. According to The Times of India, the deal is worth Rs 2 crore.

Sarfaraz Khan in RCB colours during IPL 2015

Having entered the spotlight as a 12-year-old for posting a record breaking score in the famed Harris Shield inter-school tournament in Mumbai, Sarfaraz went on to leave his mark on the international stage with an impressive showing at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup where he finished as India's third highest run-getter.

He also lit up this season's IPL with a memorable cameo for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Rajasthan Royals' bowling attack comprising James Faulkner and Shane Watson.

"I am very happy to sign for PMG. To be associated with a company run by one of India's greatest ever cricketers in Sunil Gavaskar will surely help me take my career to the next step," Sarfaraz said.

Gavaskar, director of PMG added: "I have had the pleasure of watching Sarfaraz bat on a few occasions and he certainly comes across as an exciting young talent. I hope his association with PMG can be a stepping stone towards helping him fulfil his immense potential."

Melroy D'Souza, chief operating officer of PMG said: "We are delighted to have signed Sarfaraz on board. We believe he has a bright future ahead of him and will utilise this partnership to extend all the off-field support we possibly can to him so that he can stay focused on his career."

PTI

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