Dinesh Karthik recalls Mohammed Siraj’s horror debut vs New Zealand
By SMCS - Feb 26, 2023 9:18 am
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India have prepared a strong pace attack in recent times and Mohammed Siraj has made headlines with his performance as well in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. However, he didn’t have a great start and veteran India wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik hilariously recalled that he had predicted that Siraj would get what kind of treatment in the game. However, Mohammed Siraj ended up with figures of 1/53 in that match.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj bowled an exceptional spell

“When he was picked for T20s at the time, I think he wasn’t ready for the format. He was sharp but he was known to be a bit erratic and he got picked in the T20 team. He played a game in Rajkot against New Zealand and prior to that day I was saying, ‘There is a batter called Colin Munro, he is going to smack you. Just wait and watch, I have a feeling he is going to belt you,’” said Karthik on Cricbuzz’s ‘Rise of New India’ show.

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Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj took the most wickets in the ODI series

“He said, ‘No, no, I’ll get him out.’ Interestingly, Colin Munro went on to get a hundred in that game and he really pasted this guy. Even today he says you have such a bad tongue, you said something and it came through and my career almost got finished there. We have lot of fun moments, he is one of the few fast bowlers I connected with a lot. He lives in Hyderabad but can’t speak a word of Telugu, I make fun of him for that as well,” Dinesh Karthik concluded.