- Mohammed Siraj, who was in Australia, reached home and went to his father’s grave first.
- Who died when Siraj was playing for the country in Australia
- Siraj could not come home for his father’s funeral due to tough quarantine rules.
- Throughout the series, Siraj remembered his father with every good moment.
Young fast bowler Mohammad Siraj, who emerged as a hero in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, reached the father’s tomb as soon as he returned home. His father Mohammed Gaus died at the age of 53 on 20 November. At that time Siraj was playing for the country in Australia. Even after receiving the sad news, he decided to stay in Australia and fulfill his father’s dream.
Read- Siraj arrives directly at father’s tomb after returning from Australia
Family and fiance got support
He got emotional after arriving at his father’s grave. He said, ‘The family supported him in difficult times and his fiance always motive me. The team was also supported. When I called home, the family said that fulfill my father’s dream. I dedicate all my wickets and success to him. Let us know that Siraj took 13 wickets in the series against Australia. It also had a five wicket hall.
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On the controversy over racist remarks during the Sydney Test, he said – During the match the umpire told us that you can leave the game, but Rahane bhai (captain Ajinkya Rahane) told the umpire that we respect the game and we Will not leave the field. He went on to say – The mistreatment of the Australian audience made me mentally stronger. It was my priority to do well and I did it.
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Siraj became emotional during the national anthem
It is noteworthy that Siraj could not come home for the funeral of his father due to tough quarantine rules. Throughout the series, Siraj remembered his father with every good moment. He became inconsolable when the national anthem was played before the start of the last Test match played in Brisbane. In the same match, even when Siraj took five wickets, he remembered his father while raising his hand.
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Lost his biggest supporter as a father
Siraj’s father Mohammad Gaus was an autorickshaw driver by profession. Gauss had worked hard and sacrificed to make his son a successful cricketer but he was not in this world when his son played at the top level for the country. Describing his father as his biggest support, he said, ‘My father always had this desire that my son will brighten the name of the country and I will definitely do that. This is a big shock for me. I have lost the biggest support of my life. It was his dream to play for the country and I am happy that I understood this and gave him a chance to be happy. ‘