Sarfaraz Khan, Mumbai’s batter, imitated Sidhu-Moose Wala’s signature step by executing a remarkable ton on Day two in the Ranji Trophy’s ongoing final against Madhya Pradesh.
Mumbai was able to overcome Madhya Pradesh with their brilliant 134 run.
Sarfaraz was spotted smacking his thighs and pointing in the direction of the sky soon after he raised his ton.
Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down in Jawaharke village, Punjab’s Mansa on May 29. This happened a day after Sidhu Moose Wala’s security was removed by the Punjab police, along with 424 other officers.
In addition to this, the batter got emotional celebrating his century and dedicated it his father.
“You all know what a roller-coaster ride it was. Without my father, I wouldn’t be here. I used train travel to get around with my dad when we had no money. When I first started playing cricket, my dream was to score a century in the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. According to ESPNcricinfo, Sarfaraz said that this dream was realized.
“I had another dream, to score 100 in a Ranji final. It was when my team needed it most. My father has been very hardworking, which is why I was emotional after my century. He is the reason for all my success. Without him, there would have been no me. He has never been away from me,” he stated.
MP’s performance against Mumbai’s barely-par score in Thursday’s Ranji Trophy final was also impressive. MP was 123/1 behind Mumbai at stumps on day two, 251 runs short.
Mumbai resumed their second innings on day 2 at 248/5. Sarfaraz was unbeaten on 40 runs and Shams Mullani played at 12. Mumbai lost Mulani to Mulani on the second delivery. Sarfaraz, who continued his incredible form in the domestic tournament with a fourth century, won the day.