RCB vs CSK: Mohammed Siraj mocked brutally by Virat Kohli in dressing room banter

Published - 13 May 2024, 11:28 AM | Updated - 13 May 2024, 11:41 AM

Virat Kohli, Karn Sharma and Mohammed Siraj
Virat Kohli, Karn Sharma and Mohammed Siraj (Credits: Getty)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru pacer Mohammed Siraj was mocked by the team's batting stalwart Virat Kohli during a post-match video interview. 

RCB took to X (formerly Twitter) and posted a short video clip of Mohammed Siraj speaking in brief about RCB's win and their mindset to finish of IPL 2024 season. Following Siraj's segment, Virat Kohli made a mockery out of the Indian pacer's statement. The video depicts just how cool and relaxed the RCB dressing room is despite such a tumultuous season. 

What did Mohammed Siraj say? 

The RCB X admin had asked Mohammed Siraj to speak a few words on the team's victory which came against the Delhi Capitals at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium. Bengaluru extended their winning run to 5 matches now and with the points collected last night, the South-Indian franchise jumped to the 5th position, just a spot below the top four. 

So the atmosphere in the dressing room was bound to be relaxed and Mohammed Siraj, too, was very delighted with the victory. In his response about how the win felt like and about RCB's mindset going forward, Siraj stated that the team's focus is to take it one game at a time. 

Mohammed Siraj admitted that RCB are doing what is in their control and are reluctant to think about if they are going to qualify for the playoffs or not. Siraj then made an uncanny statement about the things that the players can control. 

Not too sure about what he said himself, Siraj said that batters have the bat and the bowlers have the ball in their hand and the next thing to do is attack. The right-arm pacer then claimed that RCB will continue playing in a similar fashion of cricket regardless of whether they qualify for the playoffs or not since they are enjoying the entire process.   

"What a comeback. We were only thinking about focusing on one match. Qualification is not in our control what is in our control? Fast bowlers have the ball and batsmen have the bat in their hands. All we have to do is go and attack. If we qualify then great. If not we will continue with the brand of cricket we are playing. That's our thinking and we are enjoying it as well." - Siraj said via RCB's official X handle. 

A curious Karn Sharma, who was sitting right next to him, had a question for Mohammed Siraj. Karn asked, "They have a bat and we have a ball. What next? "There is a stump as well." - Siraj replied. "But there is another stump at the non-striker's end as well." - Karn Sharma said with a laughing face. 

Virat Kohli ridicules Mohammed Siraj 

Virat Kohli, who was sitting to the left of Mohammed Siraj, asked the latter as to what is he trying to say. He mocked Siraj by repeating the lines, "He is saying the batter has a bat and the bowler has a ball" - Kohli cracked in laughter.

Mohammed Siraj then replied, "The mindset is to take wickets bhaiya". Virat Kohli then used a curse word which was beeped and the video concluded with Kohli saying, "Just say - "I can only see the stumps, that's it."