Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist took to his Twitter account to apologize to Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj for his gaffe during his commentary stint during the first ODI between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground where he mistakenly alluded to Navdeep Saini losing his father when it’s actually Siraj.
Gilly’s gaffe was pointed out by one of the Twitter users about the mistake-
”Yes, thanks @anshu2912. I realize I was mistaken in my mention. Huge apologies for my error, to both @navdeepsaini96 and Mohammed Siraj,” Gilchrist wrote in his social media post.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2020
Adam Gilchrist had made the comment during the 1st ODI
Last week Mohammed Siraj lost his father after a prolonged illness. The fast bowler, who is currently with the Indian team Down Under, opened up about the demise of his biggest support in life in a video released by the BCCI.
“My father was my biggest support, it’s a big loss for me. My father’s wish was to see me play for India. My mindset is to fulfill his dream. My father is not here in this world but he is with me all the time,” Siraj told BCCI in a video interview.
“My mom reminded me of my father’s dreams. She asked me to stay there and perform well for India and fulfill my father’s dream.” he added.
Siraj is a member of the Test squad while Navdeep Saini is currently involved in the ongoing ODI against Australia at the SCG.