Sarfaraz Khan celebrates his century in the final of the Ranji Trophy.© Twitter
Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan was overcome with emotion as he reached his century on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final against Madhya Pradesh. The 24-year-old was excited and emotional as he celebrated his century and was seen in tears as he took off his helmet. He capped off his party with a Shikhar Dhawan style thigh five. It was his fourth century of the season and his eighth First Class century overall. India’s Board of Control for Cricket posted a video on Twitter showing Sarfaraz reaching his century.
“This has been a tremendous blow to the all-important summit showdown,” the BCCI captioned the video.
for Sarfaraz Khan!
Follow the match https://t.co/xwAZ13U3pP pic.twitter.com/gv7mxRRdkV
— Domestic BCCI (@BCCIdomestic) June 23, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan’s IPL team, Delhi Capitals, also shared the video, writing “100% Shuddh Emotions”.
100% Shuddh Emotions pic.twitter.com/I8M4l6g6Qh
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) June 23, 2022
Sarfaraz started the day at 40 and reached its half-century at 152 deliveries. With Mumbai losing wickets on the other hand, he effectively accelerated after reaching his fifty.
He scored his next fifty runs on just 38 deliveries to help Mumbai get past the 300 run.
Sarfaraz was eventually fired for 134, with Mumbai discarded for 374 in their first essay.
Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw won the toss and chose to bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shaw had put in an opening score of 87 runs before the skipper was sacked for 47.
Jaiswal went on to hit 78 even as the wickets fell on the other side. But on day 2 it was the Sarfaraz Khan show as he did most of the scoring.
For Madhya Pradesh, pacer Gaurav Yadav was the bowlers’ choice, with four wickets to his name.
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