India’s newest pace sensation Mohammed Siraj has a dream, the dream to be the highest wicket-taker for India and he is ready to put in the hard yards, making use of all opportunities put before him.
The 27-year-old has played five Tests, one ODI, and three T20Is for India so far after making his debut in the shortest format against New Zealand in November 2017. He impressed one and all after being asked to lead the India pace attack at the Gabba in the series-deciding Test against Australia in recent series.
All Success Due To Tips And Help From Jasprit Bumrah And Ishant Sharma: Mohammed Siraj
Siraj, who will be seen for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming IPL 2021 season, credited the help and advice from his senior and experienced bowlers like Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
“Jasprit Bumrah used to stand beside me whenever I was bowling. He told me to stick to the basics and not do something extra. It’s nice to learn from such an experienced player. I even played with Ishant Sharma, he has played 100 Tests. It felt good to share the dressing room with him. My dream is to be the highest wicket-taker for India and I will work hard whenever I get an opportunity,” Siraj said in a video posted by RCB on its official Twitter handle.
Talking about his future goals, Mohammed Siraj said that he wants to perform for India in all three formats and give it his all.
“I want to play all three formats for India. Whatever opportunities I get, I want to give my 100 percent and grab them with both hands. There is a series against England after the IPL, I will give my best,” Siraj said.
I Was Low On Confidence When I Joined RCB Last Season: Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj has been a key bowler for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team, and will now become the leader of their pace attack, especially after they released their experienced speedster in Umesh Yadav before IPL 2021 auction.
“Last year, when I joined RCB, I was low on confidence. But when I started bowling with the new ball, I was also bowling on a single wicket, which helped me a lot. And then the performance against KKR gave me a lot of confidence. The team culture here is so nice that everyone used to get together and discuss stuff like Virat does,” Kohli said.
RCB will face MI in the IPL 2021 tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai.