Former England cricket Steve Harmison lauded Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj after his spectacular bowling show at Lord’s. Harmison also praised Siraj for the energy he shows on the field and called him the Duracell battery of Indian bowling. Mohammed Siraj executed an outstanding show during India vs England 2nd Test at Lord’s, picking 8 wickets in the match.
The right-arm pacer first picked 4 wickets in the 1st innings, while conceding 94 runs. In the 2nd innings, he returned with bowling figures of 4-32 in his 10.5-overs spell. His deadly bowling attack and energetic gestures on the field were totally visible. He played a key role in India‘s incredible 151-run victory in the match, helping the team to bowl out England in under 60 overs.
Mohammed Siraj Is A Duracell Battery Of Indian Bowling Attack: Steve Harmison
While speaking to ESPNCricinfo, former England cricketer Steve Harmison called Siraj as the Duracell battery of Indian bowling. He also praised his fitness trainer to train him in such a way.
“He’s a Duracell battery Mohammed Siraj. What he has done at the end there, I mentioned from the first ball to the last ball, he’s at it. Whatever the fitness trainer is doing to him, keep doing it. I’d like to see him do it till Manchester, towards the end of the series. He pitches it up, swings it away,” Harmison said.
Calling Mohammed Siraj fantastic, Harmison said that the Indian pacer makes every match a contest with his fighting attitude.
“I also think he’s got a bit of heart about himself that helps him to always go at the batsman. He almost tells the batsman ‘I’m gonna make this a contest, you coming in with me?’ If the batsman is not up to the contest then he wins it. He’s been the difference for India in these two Test matches. The way he’s run in, has been fantastic,” Harmison further said.
Mohammed Siraj is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in ongoing India’s tour of England 2021 with 11 wickets in 2 matches so far. While England were the dominating side till the stumps of Day 4 at Lord’s encounter, India overturned the game in their favour after posting a target of 272 for the hosts in the 2nd innings.
A top-order batting collapse took a huge toll on England and they were eventually crushed to 120 total onboard. With the victory, Virat Kohli-led India leads the series 1-0 after the conclusion of 2 Tests. India and England will lock horns in the 3rd Test at Headingly, Leeds from August 25 (Wednesday).