India fast-bowler Mohammed Siraj, on Friday, showed remarkable sportsmanship during the ongoing tour game against Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The pacer rushed to the aid of Australia allrounder Cameron Green after he suffered scary blow on his head.
Cameron Green was bowling his seventh over when he tried to catch a scorching straight drive from the swinging bat of Jasprit Bumrah. However, he failed to react in time and what followed thereafter was totally scary. The ball slipped through his hands and went on to hit him on his head.
This is when Mohammed Siraj showed an exemplary piece of sportsmanship. While Bumrah was looking to take a single after his shot hit Green on his head, Mohammed Siraj dropped his bat at the non-striker’s end and straightaway rushed to check on the allrounder without worrying about the run or getting run-out.
The other players soon rushed to check on Green too as he was forced to sit on the ground. Fortunately, he did not lose his consciousness and walked off the field after receiving medical attention. Cricket Australia is expected to give an update on him later in the day.
Here is a clip showing Mohammed Siraj’s gesture:
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It’s the second head blow suffered by an Australia A player in as many games, with uncapped Will Pucovski suffering a blow on his head from a Kartik Tyagi bouncer during the first tour game. Later, he was diagnosed with mild concussion and was consequently ruled out of the ongoing game.
Talking about the ongoing tour game, India were all out for 194 with Bumrah’s unbeaten knock of 55 being the highest score. For the home side, Sean Abbott and Jack Wildermuth picked three wickets each.