Ranji Trophy Final: Sarfaraz Khan Imitates Late Sidhu Musewala’s ‘Thappi’ Step
BENGALURU, 24 June (H.S.). Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan followed his ‘thappi’ signature step by paying tribute to late Punjabi singer Sidhu Musewala after scoring a scintillating century on the second day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy final against Madhya Pradesh.
Sarfaraz scored a brilliant century of 134 runs against Madhya Pradesh in Bengaluru on Thursday, as Mumbai scored 374 runs in their first innings. Soon after Sarfaraz scored a century, Musewala was seen raising his finger in the sky.
Musewala was shot dead on May 29 in Jawaharke village of Punjab’s Mansa district. The incident happened a day after Punjab Police withdrew the security of 424 others.
Sarfaraz then got emotional while celebrating his century and dedicated his achievement to his father.
As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Sarfaraz said, “If I had not had a father, I would not have been here. When we had nothing, I used to travel with my father in trains. When I started playing cricket, I dreamed of scoring a century for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy and today it has come true.”
Talking about the match, at the end of the second day’s play in this match, Madhya Pradesh have scored 123 runs for 1 wicket and are 251 runs behind Mumbai on the basis of first innings.
Mumbai began the second day at 248 for 5, with Sarfaraz unbeaten on 40 and Shams Mulani on 12. Mumbai lost Mulani on the second ball of the day. Sarfaraz then took the innings and scored his fourth century of the season and continued his stellar form in the domestic tournament.