A maiden Test call-up for the tour of Australia was a memorable second of Mohammed Siraj’s life. Moreover, it was his father’s dream to see his son taking part in for the nation. But earlier than Siraj may play a Test match for India, he was struck by one of many ugly tragedies. Siraj’s father handed away on Friday after battling a lung ailment in Hyderabad. The BCCI gave him an possibility to return house however he selected to stick with the crew.
Meanwhile, his brother Mohammed Ismail revealed how shut was Siraj to his father. This tragedy has left the pacer utterly shattered.
“He was very close to my father. Whenever he calls now, he just cries. He doesn’t say anything. He says one-word, ‘Abbu’ and then cries. May God give him strength. This is all I want to say. I am also heartbroken, but I have my family and relatives with me. Siraj is totally shattered by this news. He is alone. I keep calling him to give him support,” Ismail instructed Times of India.
Ismail acknowledged that Siraj needs to win the Test series for his late father. He has promised to carry out nicely within the series Down Under.
“Siraj has promised that he will do well in the series and pay a fitting tribute to our father. He wants to win the series for him,” Ismail added.
The 26-year-old just lately performed the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He managed to take 11 wickets from 9 matches this season for the Virat Kohli-led aspect.
Siraj has performed one ODI and three T20Is for India. The pacer is but to take a wicket within the 50-over format, however he has three wickets in T20Is.
The Indian squad is presently in the course of a 14-day quarantine interval in Australia and all gamers have been coaching in Sydney with a watch on the protocols put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
India and Australia are slated to lock horns in three ODIs, three T20Is, and 4 Tests. The first ODI will likely be performed on November 27 on the Sydney Cricket Ground.