Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj (Image: BCCI)

Mohammed Siraj of RCB set an unwanted record by conceding the most sixes in IPL history. He surpassed his nearest competitor, CSK’s Dwayne Bravo, by conceding 31 runs against Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. (Photo: IPL)

Siraj, who had been benched for RCB’s final league game, received support from the team’s administration to finish the job in the playoffs. Nevertheless, he was unable to reward the team’s confidence in him, picking up just one wicket in the two playoff matches and giving 75 runs in 6 overs.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. Image: BCCI/IPL

He was pretty horrible during the first two of his spells when RR batters Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler ripped him apart. He gave away two sixes and a boundary in the first over, then two boundaries and a six in the second. In total, he let up 31 runs in his first two overs.

“We know Mohammed Siraj will bounce back’: Mike Hesson

Royal Challengers Bangalore Director of Cricket Mike Hesson pushed Mohammed Siraj to bounce back after the India pacer had an unfavorable IPL 2022 season.

“Mohammed Siraj is a great bowler; he didn’t have the best tournament, but we know he’ll bounce back,” Hesson said.

Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj
Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj. Image: IPL

“We just couldn’t get those new-ball wickets, couldn’t get the ball swinging, and we lost a little confidence.” But, as I already stated, he will be stronger when he returns.”

In 2020 and 2021, the Hyderabad cricketer had a fantastic IPL season. However, he has lost favor this year, surrendering runs at a rate of much more than ten, but the RCB organization has persisted with him. He was only dropped in one match against Gujarat Titans in the last league game when Siddarth Kaul took his place.

Mohammed Siraj had a terrible season, taking only 9 wickets in 14 games at an economy rate of more than 10 runs per over.

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