After his father on 20 After he died on November 11th, the pacemaker’s mother and Indian captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay in Australia

While his Indian cricket teammates received the recognition on their return from their triumphant Australian tour, Mohammed Siraj drove straight from Hyderabad Airport to a grave site to pay his respects to his father, who died in November

The swift right arm was one of the heroes of India’s epic 2-1 win in Australia, where he ended up as the leading wicket taker

After his father Mohammed Ghouse on 20 After he died on November 11th, Pacemaker’s mother and Indian captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay in Australia instead of going home to mourn with his family, despite having no assurances that he would be on the series. p>

His chance came in Melbourne, where he made his test debut in place of Mohammed Shami, who broke his elbow in the series opening game in Adelaide

Siraj then led India’s injury-related tempo attack in the Brisbane playoff where he claimed his first five-wicket move to end the streak with 13 wickets from his three Tests

“It was the hardest time for me to be at his grave,” the 26-year-old told local media after laying flowers on his father’s grave on Thursday
Telangana: Cricketer Mohammed Siraj paid tribute to his late father today in a cemetery in Hyderabad. Siraj’s father died while he was in Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ImageTwittercom / 54ZeZSLYNm

Siraj’s father, an auto rickshaw driver, died while the Indian cricketers were in quarantine in Australia, but the player decided to stay on the team

“First of all it was very difficult for me. Mentally I was upset and depressed,” he said. “I spoke to them at home and they said I should fulfill my father’s dream [to play for India]”


The Hyderabad player is hoping to keep his form after joining the squad for the first two Tests of a four-game series against England

Siraj’s mental strength was further tested in Sydney, where part of the crowd targeted him during the Australia test series

“The abuse of some of the Australian crowd has made me mentally strong,” Siraj said on Friday. “The fact that I did not allow this abuse to affect my game was important”

Siraj said India turned down an offer from the referees to leave the field as the players were molested in Sydney’s third test

Police remove a group of spectators from their seats after Siraj complained to referees that he was racially abused during the third Australia-India friendly in Sydney [File: Dean Lewins / AAP image via Reuters] “Monkey” and other insults rang out as Siraj and his quick bowler colleague Jasprit Bumrah set up near the border

“The crowd in Australia started abusing me, but it made me mentally strong. I didn’t let it affect my game and that was important,” said Siraj

“I told my captain Ajju Bhai [Ajinkya Rahane] about the abuse and he spoke to the referees who said you can leave the field, but Rahane said, ‘We’ll keep playing'”

He said Rahane told the umpires to take action over the abuse. Six fans have been ejected and an investigation into the incident is ongoing

Siraj made an international appearance after becoming a key man for Indian Premier League club Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by India’s regular captain Virat Kohli

“I had a bad season in 2018 but RCB backed me up. Virat Bhai always backed me, saying, ‘You have the power and you can do it,” he said

“I’m not going to let this performance go up in my head. I can’t relax with the England Series and Test World Cup coming up”

India’s captain was also named best ODI player Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry won the women’s award at the ICC Awards

The 48-year-old, who also heads India’s cricket board, rushed to the Kolkata hospital after complaints of chest pain

The league with eight teams and an estimated brand value of US $ 68 billion, drew record-breaking television and digital viewers this year

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