Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj, who made his Test debut during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne, obtained emotional when the national Anthem was being performed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. The lanky quick bowler was seen wiping his tears rolling down his face when each groups lined up for his or her anthems. His bowling associate Jasprit Bumrah tried to lighten him up.
The Hyderabad bowler, who misplaced his father during the beginning of the tour, has been distinctive with the ball in his debut Test match and has managed to get higher of David Warner within the ongoing match as nicely. It was Siraj’s second over when he pressured Warner at hand a simple catch to Cheteshwar Pujara at the slip.
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With his excellent efficiency within the Boxing Day Test, he turned the primary debutant for India in seven years to select 5 wickets in a Test match when he completed with a haul of 5 wickets for 77 runs in 36.three overs.
Mohammed Shami, who Siraj changed on this Test, was the final India bowler to take at least 5 wickets in a debut Test when he obtained a nine-wicket haul towards West Indies in Kolkata in November 2013.
Meanwhile, Siraj was additionally seen getting emotional when he made his worldwide debut during the second T20I towards New Zealand in Rajkot in 2017. Siraj was picked within the beginning XI rather than Ashish Nehra who had introduced that he could be retiring from the sport after the primary T20I. The event appeared to have dawned on the then 23-year-old when he lined up with the remainder of the staff for the national anthem. Videos confirmed that Siraj obtained emotional in direction of the top of the national anthem and was rubbing his eyes.