- Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj took 3 wickets for 8 runs against Kolkata
- Thanks to his charismatic performance, Bangalore defeated KKR
- In this match, Siraj also made two maiden overs and in IPL he became the first bowler to do so.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets in a major match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mohammed Siraj was the hero of this big victory of Bangalore. Siraj (8/3) has become a shining star in Indian cricket over the years and Team India also has high expectations from him. Siraj is on his way to becoming a successful fast bowler and he and his family have a long struggle to reach here.
Father fought hard
Siraj’s father Mohammad Gauss was an auto driver but economic conditions also did not hamper Siraj’s cricketing career. The father never let the financial crunch come in the way of his son’s dream of becoming a cricketer and despite all the difficulties, he arranged an expensive cricket kit for the son by driving an auto. Siraj has seen poverty very closely. He gives free cricket coaching to needy children around his home.
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The first prize in cricket was 500 rupees
Siraj of Hyderabad had told in an interview that the first earning of his cricket career was 500 rupees. Siraj had said, ‘It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the captain of the team. I took 9 wickets for 20 runs in 25 overs. My maternal uncle was very happy because we won the match. Mama gave me 500 rupees as a reward.
In this way, the Indian team got a ticket
In 2017, Hyderabad medium pacer Mohammad Siraj was selected in Team India for the T20 series against New Zealand. Siraj played for the Indian team for the first time. To reach here, Siraj had proved himself in domestic cricket and he also performed well in the IPL. He had the highest 41 wickets for Hyderabad in the 2016–17 season.
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Changed life like this
The first turning point in Siraj’s life came during the IPL auction this year when he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad with a wager of Rs 2.6 crore in the tenth season of the tournament. 23-year-old Siraj performed brilliantly for Hyderabad. He is currently part of Virat Kohli’s team and has won RCB in many matches.
- Who is Mohammad Siraj?
Mohammad Siraj is an Indian fast bowler.
- With which team is Mohammad Siraj playing IPL-2020?
Mohammad Siraj is playing IPL-2020 from the Royal Challengers Bangalore team captained by Virat Kohli.
- What did Mohammed Siraj’s father do?
Mohammad Siraj’s father was an auto driver.