Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was dealt with a piece of shocking news on Saturday as his father Mohammed Ghouse passed away due to a lung ailment. Mohammed Siraj’s father passed away aged 53; despite which he did not return him since the paceman has received the nod for the tour of Australia in Tests. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has wished a successful tour for him after showing tremendous character.
Mohammed Siraj has so far played only four games only for India, three of which are T20 internationals. The 26-year old got earned a spot in the Test squad following his highly improved performances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020. Siraj picked up 11 wickets in nine games at 21.45. He also delivered one of the best bowling performances in IPL against the Kolkata Knight Riders this year, bagging figures of 4-2-8-3 in Abu Dhabi.
Sourav Ganguly took to his official Twitter handle and expressed sympathy with Mohammed Siraj following a family tragedy and wished for him to undergo a successful Australian tour. With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma in the squad, it seems unlikely that Siraj will get his maiden Test cap. Nevertheless, that day could not be quite far.
Below is Sourav Ganguly’s tweet for Mohammed Siraj:
May Mohammed siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss..lots of good wishes for his success in this trip.. tremendous character @bcci
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 21, 2020
India begins its tour of Australia on the 27th of November in Sydney when the two sides lock horns in the first of the three ODIs. A trio of T20Is will follow as many 50-over games while the much-anticipated Test series kickstarts in December. Adelaide will host the first Test, which is a day and night Test. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will host the next three.