The ascent to prominence of Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has been rather rapid. The 29-year-old possesses all the qualities of a fast bowler capable of confounding even the greatest batsmen. In recent years, Siraj has emerged as the leader of the Indian bowling attack and one of the best pace bowlers in the globe.
A few years ago, the young lad from Hyderabad could not have imagined that he would become one of the world’s most feared pace bowlers. In addition to being a formidable force for India, Siraj has also excelled in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his ODI and Test performances have been particularly remarkable.
Recently, the 29-year-old came forward and discussed his India Test debut. In the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on December 26, 2020, Siraj played his first Test match against Australia.
“On the Boxing Day Test, Shubman Gill and I made our debut. When I was informed the day before that I would be participating, I was unable to sleep the entire night. Test match possesses a distinct value. Test match is the finest format in cricket because it promotes discipline and professionalism, Siraj told YouTube host Gaurav Kapur on the Breakfast with Champions program.
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Additionally, Siraj disclosed that his late father had always desired him to play Test cricket. On his Test début for India in Melbourne, Siraj was visibly emotional due to his accomplishments.
“Because my debut was so successful, my father always encouraged me to play Test cricket. You should strive to play Test cricket because it is a tremendous honor. I felt at the time that if my father had been present, he would have been pleased of me. My son made my wish come true by playing Test cricket. I have his blessings,’ concluded Siraj.