Even with his father hospitalised due to an illness, Jaffer managed to score an unbeaten 137 and he said he had to switch his mind off the personal problem to concentrate on the game.
Asked about his mindset to play the match with his father in hospital, Jaffer said, "It is difficult. On the back of your mind, the personal thing always hinges around but that is life and you have to move on. While I am here, I try to put cricket on my mind and once you switch off, you think about family.
He said his over 200-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar (108) was vital for Mumbai.