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Australia vs India 2018-19: Twitter Trolls Mohammed Siraj For Creating Unwanted Record on ODI Debut

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Indian National Cricket team fast bowler Mohammed Siraj made his international debut in the last match against Australia at Adelaide. Siraj, who replaced left-arm pacer, Khaleel Ahmed had a poor outing as he conceded 76 runs from 10 overs and returned without a wicket.

Meanwhile, Siraj last played a T20I in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March 2018. But he has been in stellar form with the red ball while representing India A since July. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in the period in eight matches to collect 47 wickets at an average of 18.04. In July, he took figures of 8 for 132 against Windies A in Taunton and 7 for 134 against England Lions a few days later in Worcester. In Bengaluru in August, he collected 14 wickets against South Africa A in two matches before taking 11 for 136 in one match against Australia A in September.

More recently, he toured New Zealand as part of India A squad for three first-class matches in which he took seven wickets in three innings. In his last first-class match he finished with impressive figures of 3 for 74 and 4 for 71 for Hyderabad against Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. However, Mohammed Siraj failed to replicate his domestic performance in the international circuit and created an unwanted record. Giving away 76 runs, he is the second spot in the list of most runs conceded by an India on ODI debut.

Australia vs India 2018-19: Twitter Trolls Mohammed Siraj For Creating Unwanted Record on ODI Debut
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India level the series 1-1

On the other hand, India bounced back to level the three-match series 1-1 with quality knocks from Virat Kohli (104) and MS Dhoni (56*). The visitors chased down a massive target of 299 runs with four balls to spare to set a series-decider at Melbourne. Mohammed Siraj was however at the receiving end and received social media flak for his poor outing.

Here are the Twitter Reactions:

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.