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WATCH: Teary-eyed Sarfaraz Khan celebrates Ranji Trophy final ton in Sidhu Moosewala style

VideosWATCH: Teary-eyed Sarfaraz Khan celebrates Ranji Trophy final ton in Sidhu Moosewala style

Srinagar: The next big thing of Indian cricket and Ranji Trophy run machine Mumbai’s Sarfaraz Khan scored another fighting century for his side in the Ranji Trophy final against Madhya Pradesh on Thursday , celebrating the ton in late Singer Sindhu Moosewala style.

Sarfaraz was emotional as he celebrated his century and tears could be seen in his eyes as he removed his helmet in celebration. He capped off his celebration with a late singer Sidhu Moosewala style thigh-five. 

It was Khan’s fourth century of the season and his eighth first class century overall. 

Board of Control for Cricket in India took to Twitter to share a video of the moment Sarfaraz reached his century.

“This has been a superb knock in the all-important summit clash,” the BCCI captioned the video.

https://twitter.com/BCCIdomestic/status/1539851801821777920?t=8s5Wkfg3x8aZTa8Q3uTB9A&s=19

Asked if his thigh thump celebration was imitation of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was recently gunned down by a gang, Sarfaraz Khan said he is fan of late singer and it was his tribute for the Moosewala.

“This was for Sidhu Moosewala. I love his songs and mostly me and Hardik Tamore (keeper) listen to his songs. I did a similar kind of celebration during an earlier match also (in his memory), but then, Hotstar didn’t show it. I had decided once I score another hundred, I would repeat the celebration,” Mumbai batsman said.

CLICK Here To Watch Sarfaraz Khan scores Century in Ranji Final

Earlier Sarfaraz began the day on 40 and reached his half-century off 152 deliveries. With Mumbai losing wickets at the other end, he accelerated effectively after reaching his fifty.

He scored his next fifty runs off just 38 deliveries to help Mumbai get past the 300-run mark.

Sarfaraz was eventually dismissed for 134, with Mumbai bowled out for 374 in their first essay.

Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and elected to bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shaw had put on an opening stand of 87 runs, before the skipper was dismissed for 47.

Jaiswal went on to hit 78 even as wickets fell at the other end. But on Day 2, it was the Sarfaraz Khan show as he did the bulk of the scoring.

For Madhya Pradesh, pacer Gaurav Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, with four wickets to his name.

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