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Mohammed Siraj, a fast bowler in the Indian Test team along with father and mother. -File photo
The Indian team is on a tour of Australia for its first cricket series between Corona. Meanwhile, a bad news came out in the team’s camp on Friday. Mohammed Ghose (53), father of fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (26), included in the Test team, died in Hyderabad. He had been battling lung disease for a long time.
Siraj will not be able to attend the father’s funeral due to a quarantine period in Australia. The fast bowler left for Australia directly from the UAE with the team after playing the IPL. In the IPL, Siraj’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted and expressed condolences to Siraj and his family.
Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his father. The entire RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan 🙏🏻
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2020
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also tweeted and paid tribute to Siraj’s father.
After returning from practice, news of Intakal was received
Siraj is practicing in Quarantine in Sydney. After returning from training on Friday morning, he received the news of his father’s death. Siraj said, “I told this news to captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. They told me to have courage. ”He said that the team is with me.
I will fulfill my father’s dream: Siraj
Siraj also lost his elder brother at the age of 7. He said, “Father always had only one wish and he always used to say that my son will brighten the name of the country.” I will fulfill my father’s wish. ”
Father fulfills my dream by driving a rickshaw
Siraj, who comes from Toli Chowki, a small township in Hyderabad, said, “I know that father has worked hard to fulfill my dream.” He used to ride a rickshaw. The news of his death is a big shock to me. I lost the biggest support of my life. ”
Siraj took 39 wickets in 35 matches in IPL.
Siraj took 41 wickets in the 2016–17 Ranji season. After this he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL for 2.6 million rupees. Siraj played 35 matches in the league, taking 39 wickets. He took 3 wickets in 3 T20s for Team India. Siraj also played an ODI, in which no wickets could be taken.
Indian Test Team: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja , Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj.
Australia schedule of team India
|The match||The date||Venue|
|1st ODI (Day Night)||27 November||Sydney|
|2nd ODI (Day Night)||29 November||Sydney|
|3rd ODI (Day Night)||2 December||Canberra|
|1st T20 (Knight)||4 December||Canberra|
|2nd T20 (Knight)||6 December||Sydney|
|3rd T20 (Knight)||8 December||Sydney|
|1st Test (Day Night)||17-21 December||Adelaide|
|2nd Test||26-30 December||Melbourne|
|3rd Test||07-11 January||Sydney|
|4th Test||15-19 January||Brisbane|