Mohammed Siraj, Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler, has endured a lot of tough days in his IPL carer.
Siraj, who had a horrendous last season, where he claimed just seven wickets in games, is often a subject of endless trolling every time he goes for runs.
The Hyderabad fast bowler, however, shut his trollers and detractors down in a brilliant fashion in RCB’s last game against the Kolkata Knight Riders after he became the first bowler in the history of the cash-rich league to bowl two back-to-back maidens in a row.
Mohammed Siraj, who was given the new ball by his captain Virat Kohli, responded brilliantly as he knocked over Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, and Tom Banton in quick succession to peg KKR back substantially.
Siraj, as mentioned before, has been a subject of constant trolling and criticism but the fast bowler remains unfazed by all of this.
Siraj, in a video posted by the RCB Twitter handle, revealed that he has always followed MS Dhoni’s advice of not taking the opinion of others too seriously.
“Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni) always says to not take the opinion of others seriously. If you have one bad game they will tell you, you are not good enough. If you keep thinking about those you will go mad. Rather you think that the next match if you do well, the same set of people will start praising you and call you a good bowler,” said Siraj.
Coming back to that game, Mohammed Siraj finished with jaw-dropping figures of 3-8 in four over as KKR managed a pain-staking 8-84 in 2o overs.