Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has finally revealed what made him cry during the national anthem on Day 1 of the Sydney Test between India and Australia. Notably, Mohammed Siraj had tears in his eyes when the teams took to the field for the national anthem before the start of the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Siraj has been coming on the back of a lot of a hard time in his recent past. His father passed away on November 20 when the Indian team had landed in Australia. The BCCI allowed him to go back but he refused and intended on fulfilling his father’s dream, which was representing the national side.
Mohammed Siraj Reveals Why He Cried During The National Anthem
Before the start of the third Test, both the teams took to the ground for their respective national anthems. A heart-warming moment emerged when Mohammed Siraj started crying during the national anthem. Now, he has revealed as to why he shed tears during the anthem.
“During the national anthem, I just remembered my Dad. I was very emotional as my dad wanted to see me playing Test cricket for India. If he would have been here, he would have seen me representing the country,” Mohammed Siraj said.
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Australia Right On Top As Day 1 Of The Sydney Test Comes To A Close
The Australian Cricket Team are right on top of their game in the Sydney Test. Leaving aside David Warner, all the Australian batsmen looked in fine touch on Day 1 of the Sydney Test match. Smith and Labuschagne had also stitched a beautiful partnership after Pucovski’s dismissal and the two batsmen kept ticking off the scoreboard at a quick rate. The Australians finished Day 1 on 166/2.
The Indian team, on the contrary, has looked out of shape in the series for the first time after their debacle in Adelaide. Navdeep Saini, the debutant has leaked a lot of runs on his debut and they would like to counter-attack the Australian batsmen when they come out to bowl on the second day.