Mohammed Siraj, on Wednesday, entered the record books after becoming the first-ever player to bowl two maiden overs in a game in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-arm pacer achieved the incredible feat during the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.
What makes his feat even more incredible is that the maiden overs came back-to-back. Mohammed Siraj was recalled to the playing eleven for the KKR game. Incidentally, his last outing in IPL 2020 was against KKR too on October 12. The RCB pacer, nonetheless, did not take long to justify the team management’s decision.
Virat Kohli introduced him early in the innings and gave him the ball for the second over. Mohammed Siraj totally justified the decision by sending back Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana without conceding any runs in the overs.
His second over was a maiden too while he also picked the wicket of Tom Banton to leave KKR reeling at 14 for 4. In the process, he became the first-ever player in the history of the IPL to bowl two maiden overs in a match. The Hyderabad pacer finally conceded a run in his third over that is the sixth over of the match when he gave away two singles.
As far as the match is concerned, KKR were in all sorts of trouble at the time of compiling this report. They were reeling at 47 for 6 in the 15th over of the match with Eoin Morgan and Kuldeep Yadav in the middle. KKR are currently fourth in the points table with five wins from nine games.