Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on pace bowler, Mohammed Siraj, for coming up with “something new” every time he steps out onto the field.
The 27-year-old Siraj began his journey in Australia late last year and hasn’t looked back since. He has been on the rise and is well on his way to becoming a regular starter in the Indian Test team setup. Sachin was impressed with the energy Siraj brings, something akin to Test captain, Virat Kohli.
“When he played last year in Australia when he made his debut in Melbourne, it never appeared like he was playing his first match. That was the maturity he showed. He builds up his spells so beautifully and thereon, he has not looked back. Every time I see him, there is something new that he introduces,” Tendulkar told on the show, ‘Backstage with Boria’.
“His body language is so positive” – Sachin Tendulkar
It is a well-known fact that positive energy can rub off on teammates, especially during tough phases in a Test match. Having someone like Siraj will do the same as he brings explosiveness and a winning mentality to the table. His lion-hearted efforts on the field don’t go unnoticed and in addition to that, he is a fast learner, said Tendulkar.
“There is spring in his legs and that is what I like to see. His run-up… you can see he is full of energy. And he is one of those bowlers… when you look at him, you cannot figure out whether it’s the first or the last over of the day. He is coming at you all the time. He is a proper fast bowler and his body language is so positive. That is what I like. He is a fast learner,” Tendulkar mentioned.
Siraj will next be seen playing for India on their tour of South Africa. The first of the 3-match Test series begins on December 26 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.