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Last Update on: September 18th, 2023 at 01:20 pm

Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar hailed Mohammed Siraj for his outstanding bowling show against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final. Sunil Gavaskar said that Mohammed Siraj was in rhythm from his very first ball in the match.

Mohammed Siraj emerged as a nightmare of Sri Lanka batters in the Asia Cup 2023 final. Like a house of cards, Sri Lanka’s batting fell down against Siraj’s lethal pace. Siraj hunted 6 wickets in the match and registered his best bowling spell for 7-1-21-6.

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Mohammed Siraj’s Rhythm Was So Good From Ball One- Sunil Gavaskar

While speaking to India Today, cricket-turned-commentator Sunil Gavaskar hailed Mohammed Siraj for his outstanding performance in the IND vs SL match. Gavaskar also noted that Siraj was in rhythm from his first ball in the match.

“First and foremost, his rhythm was so good from ball one. Fast bowlers take a bit of time in the first over to get confidence. Once you get the confidence, your pace starts to increase from the second over onwards. From ball one, Siraj seemed to be very confident,” the former right-handed batsman said.

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Jasprit Bumrah Kept Pressure From The Other End: Mohammed Siraj

Gavaskar, who was the first cricketer to hit 10K international runs, also said that Jaspirt Bumrah kept the pressure on Sri Lanka batters from the other end. Bumrah picked the 1st wicket for India to provide a breakthrough in the 1st over itself.

“The bowling was absolutely top-class. Siraj got six wickets, but Bumrah kept the pressure from the other end as well. Siraj was absolutely outstanding, getting the ball to move both ways, angling the ball across the left-handers, quite smartly, and getting the ball to curve away from the right-hander as well”, Sunil Gavaskar further said.

Mohammed Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, and Dasun Shanaka in the match. He picked 4 wickets in the 4th over to set the field on fire. Later, he dismissed two more batsmen.

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India bundled out Sri Lanka for just 50 runs in Asia Cup 2023 final. Hardik Pandya grabbed 3 wickets while Bumrah got 1 wicket. Later, Rohit Sharma sent Ishan Kishan to open the innings with Shubman Gill. Both young batters scored unbeaten knocks to drive the team to victory by 10 wickets.

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