Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan (Photo/Twitter)
Bangalore: Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan emulated Sidhu Moose Wala’s ‘thappi’ signature step after scoring a scintillating century on the second day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy final against Madhya Pradesh.
Mumbai found great strength through Sarfaraz Khan as Mumbai posted 374 runs in their first innings total of 134 against Madhya Pradesh in Bengaluru on Thursday. Sarfaraz was seen smacking his thigh and raising his finger in the sky soon after bringing up his ton.
Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead on 29 May in Jawaharke village of Mansa district of Punjab. The incident happened a day after Punjab Police withdrew the security of 424 others. Apart from this, the batsman also got emotional while celebrating his century and he dedicated his achievement to his father.
“You all know I have taken a roller-coaster ride, if not for my father, I would not have been here. When we had nothing, I used to travel with my father on trains. When I played cricket When I started, I dreamed of scoring a century for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. It was fulfilled,” Sarfaraz said as per the report. espncricinfo,
“Then I had another dream of scoring a century in the Ranji final when my team needed it the most. So I got emotional after my century and tears welled up in my eyes because my father worked very hard. All the credit for my success goes to him. I would be nothing without him. He never left my side,” he said.
Coming into the match, MP had a stellar performance with the bat against Mumbai’s almost-par score in the Ranji Trophy final on Thursday. On the second day at stumps, MP was 123/1 trailing Mumbai by 251 runs.
Mumbai resumed their first innings on the second day at 248/5, with Sarfaraz scoring 40 and Shams Mulani scoring 12. Mumbai lost Mulani on the second ball of the day.
The day belonged entirely to Sarfaraz, who continued his stellar form in the domestic tournament by scoring his fourth century of the season.
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