On the final day of the Ranji Trophy match held between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh, Sarfaraz Khan slammed an unbeaten triple century to guide his team to draw the game.
Sarfaraz became the eighth Mumbai batsman to score a triple ton and joined the elite list, which includes legends like Vijay Merchant, Ajit Wadekar, and Sunil Gavaskar.
List of triple hundreds scored by Mumbai batsmen:
- 359*- Vijay Merchant in 1943
- 323 – Ajit Wadekar in 1967
- 340 – Sunil Gavaskar in 1982
- 377 – Sanjay Manjrekar in 1991
- 314*- Wasim Jaffer in 1996
- 301 – Wasim Jaffer in 2009
- 309*- Rohit Sharma in 2009
- 301*- Sarfaraz Khan in 2020
Sarfaraz spoke to bcci.tv after smashing his first triple ton and said that he had belief in himself to change the game. The 22-year old also revealed why he didn’t have any food ahead of his triple ton.
“I didn’t eat anything because I was hungry for runs. I feel I’ve had struggles in the past, and I’m ready to face more struggles in the future, and I don’t want to look behind now. I just want to play for Mumbai,” said Sarfaraz.
The attacking batsman also shared his journey from Azad Maidan to Wankhede stadium and dedicated the special innings to his parents.
“I’ve spent much more time in Azad Maidan. I used to see Wankhede Stadium and wonder when I will play here and score a double century, triple century and see the crowd cheering for me,” added Sarfaraz.
“I would like to thank the Mumbai Cricket Association for showing trust in me. It’s a special moment, and I’d like to dedicate this triple ton to my parents, especially to my dad, who has worked really hard for me,” Sarfaraz added further.
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