Geoffrey Boycott Praises Mohammed Siraj For His Spell In Lord’s Test
By CricShots - Aug 19, 2021 2:51 pm
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Team India recently registered a phenomenal win over England in the 2nd Test of the 5-match at Lord’s by 151 runs. At the forefront of this incredible victory were the bowlers who scalped wickets at crucial intervals which helped the Indian team to bundle out England for a meager score of 120 in the fourth innings inside 52 overs on the fifth day of the second Test match. The Indian pacer, Mohammed Siraj took eight wickets in the match and was outstanding in both innings.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

Former England cricketer, Geoffrey Boycott was mighty impressed with the performance of Siraj, who finished the game with the career-best figures of 8 for 126. Whenever skipper Virat Kohli was looking for a wicket, Siraj delivered for the team. Apart from maintaining hostile speeds, the right-ram pacer would also share a word or two with the English batsmen.

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Geoffrey Boycott opined Siraj is has emerged as an asset for the Indian team and his aggression should not be curbed in the following matches. During a recent chat with mid-day from the UK, Boycott said, “I like Siraj. He is full of energy. No one should tell him to curb anything. Let him flourish in his own way. He’s an asset for India, although he is fairly new.”

Geoffrey Boycott

After taking wickets or bowling good balls against England, Mohammed Siraj was seen celebrating his wickets aggressively as he made sure that the batter know how brilliant the delivery was. During the Lord’s Test too the pacer gave a long stare to Ollie Robinson, which immediately had gone viral on social media. Former India pacer Zaheer Khan spoke about the intent and fire Siraj shows while coming out to bowl.

Explaining the same, Geoffrey Boycott said, “India have got a beautiful attack now. I would like to have Ravichandran Ashwin in the team. Two top-class spinners and three pacers should be my choice of attack.”

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The former England opener also felt team India bonded well and rallied behind each other during the Lord’s Test match. Geoffrey Boycott said, “I liked the way the Indian team rallied around each other. When Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were batting [during their match-defining 89-run stand], the whole team was shouting from the balcony. They even came down to receive them. These things bring about solidarity.”