Sarfaraz Khan got emotional after scoring a well compiled hundred in the final of the Ranji Trophy. He had tears in his eyes and even roared after reaching the three-figure mark. The right-handed batter slapped his thigh and lifted his index finger to the skies.
The tears were for his father and the thigh-pump was for his favourite singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead in Punjab.
He offered a special tribute to the departed soul, after scoring a century against Madhya Pradesh in Bengaluru. Later, he dedicated his hundred to Sidhu Moosewala. Khan said he has been listening to his songs for the past four years but it was his hit song which made an instant connect with him.
“We played his songs inside the dressing room. He was trending and someone played his songs. I started liking him from there on. However, his last song 295 is my life story,” he said.
He had done that celebration earlier in one of the Ranji Trophy matches but it was not shown on TV. His friend and teammate Hardik Tamore regularly listen to Moosewala’s song.
“I was shocked when I came to know about his death. We still play his songs but the connect has gone way ahead after his demise.”