It was a perfect occasion for Sarfaraz Khan to make Mother’s Day special for his mum Tabassum.
However, it ended in a bit of a disappointment for her as Sarfaraz remained padded up thanks to total dominance from AB de Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli against Mumbai Indians yesterday at the Wankhede Stadium.
Sarfaraz Khan’s father Naushad (right) and mother Tabassum make a victory sign at Wankhede
It was Tabassum’s maiden visit to a cricket match. Seated in the MCA Pavilion, Sarfaraz’s parents, his brothers Musheer and Moin, and his club mates were in full support for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Sarfaraz. Father Naushad had prepared RCB jerseys that had No 97 and Sarfaraz written on the back.
Sarfaraz won accolades for his 21-ball unbeaten 45 against Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on April 29.
There was some consolation in the end for Sarfaraz’s supporters after the right-hander was one of the three RCB batsmen to participate in the Super Sixes challenge.
MI’s Hardik Pandya got the award for hitting the maximum distance.
Chris Gayle, who came into yesterday’s Mumbai Indians clash with a magnificent 117, disappointed Mumbaikars after he was out for 13. Gayle started off with a six over midwicket off the third ball of the opening over by Mitchell McClenaghan.
He then sliced one over short third man for a boundary off Lasith Malinga. The southpaw then got a reprieve on 12 after MI skipper Rohit Sharma dropped a sitter at mid-on.
Gayle once again tried to slice one over the third man, but this time Lendl Simmons held a stunning catch.