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Gabbar's son takes a fifer the day after Sholay's 40th Anniversary

Cricket and Bollywood unite once again.

Seemab Khan, a 33-year-old leg spinner in a ‘B’ division Mumbai club

There were two landmarks last week, with the two biggest passions in India coming together – cricket and Bollywood. The legendary role of Gabbar was portrayed by the skilled Amjad Khan, and Sholay, one of the most memorable films in the history of Indian filmmaking, reached a milestone of forty years last week. Along with that, Amjad Khan’s son, Seemab Khan, played excellently for the Dadar Union Sporting Club against Shivaji Park Youngsters (SPY) at Mahul in a ‘B’ division match to win in the Dr HD Kanga League.

He took five wickets as a leg spinner. SPY was bowled for 25. Seemab Khan’s team scored 77 for nine. SPY managed to rack up 34 for 3 in the second innings. 

"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," said Seemab, according to NDTV Sports.

Regarding the happy coincidence of his performance occurring just after his father’s legendary film’s 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."

This was a very good co-incidence: Seemab

Seemab Khan has been struggling with weight issues, but he seems to have overcome them. "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 added.

The most memorable moment of his cricket career so far is leading Rizvi to victory in the inter-collegiate competition in 2000.

"Seemab bowled very aggressively. He was quick through the air and extracted a good amount of turn on a wet pitch. It was an impressive performance," said Dadar Union's coach and former Mumbai Ranji pacer Sandeep Dahad, according to NDTV Sports. "He is a very serious cricketer and determined to do well in the 'B' division after claiming 30 wickets for Maskati CC in last year's Kanga League in which he had two successive seven-wicket hauls (vs Gaud Saraswat and Young Friends CC) in the 'C' division," Dahad added.

About 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."

In other news, it is being rumoured that Amjad Khan’s other son, actor Shadaab Khan, will write a biography of his father.

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