Indian pace bowler Mohammed Siraj expressed disappointment after he was not selected in India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He revealed that playing in the multi-nation tournament was a big dream for him.
The selectors announced a squad stacked with five spinners for the marquee event. Only three pace bowlers made it to the side – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Having been on the rise of late, Siraj was dejected that he couldn’t make it.
“Well, selection is not in our hands. It was certainly a dream to play in the T20 World Cup. But, again, that is not the end of it all. I have many more goals – the biggest being to play a lead role in helping the team to win matches.“
“I will take things as they come for I believe in destiny and be content in whatever opportunities I get even as the pursuit for excellence at the highest level continues,” Siraj was quoted as saying to Sportstar.
Guiding Hyderabad to a major title is Mohammed Siraj’s next goal
The 27-year-old pacer further stated that he hopes to play for his home side, Hyderabad, and lead them to a title triumph. His first-class record while playing for Hyderabad is very good but he wants to bring glory to the team with bigger match-winning contributions.
“It is one of my dreams to play a lead role in guiding the team to a major title triumph in domestic cricket. It was disappointing that we are not in the Elite Group of Ranji Trophy too. So, I want to give more than 100 percent and help my team script a few big wins,” Siraj added.
Mohammed Siraj will next feature for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when the IPL 2021 season resumes in the UAE from September 19.