New Delhi: As the famous Bollywood flick Sholay celebrated its 40th year anniversary this week, Amjad Khan's son Seemab Khan had his own way of celebrating it as he provided a match-winning performance for Dadar Union Sporting Club against Shivaji Park Youngsters (SPY) in a ‘B’ division Kanga League match at Mahul.
Leg-spinner Seemab (33) claimed five wickets for just 25 runs against SPY, who were bowled for 75. In response, Dadar Union scored 77 for nine. In the second innings, SPY scored 34 for three.
“I really enjoyed the challenge of bowling in tough conditions. I was aiming to help my team end up with an outright win, but that was not to be. Playing in the ‘B’ division is tougher as compared to ‘C’ division. The SPY batsmen were difficult to unsettle,” Seemab was quoted as saying by Mid-day.
Reacting to his five-wicket hail coinciding with Sholay’s 40th anniversary, Seemab said, “It’s a very good coincidence that I helped my side to win on the day after Sholay’s 40th anniversary. I’m very happy.”
Seemab also said that his focus was on cricket for which he was determined to lose weight.
“I’ve lost 12 kilos in the last seven weeks thanks to my cricket training. My dream to play for Mumbai is very much alive,” he said.
Amjad Khan played the role of Gabbar in Sholay, a performance which is still talked about in Indian cinema.