India witnessed a phenomenal start to their preparations for the 2024 T20 World Cup preparations in a rain-curtailed T20I series against New Zealand as they registered a 1-0 win. Hardik Pandya who led the side in absence of Rohit Sharma was spot-on with his bowling plans and never allowed the game to be dictated by the opponents. Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh’s emergence in the limited overs has been a massive boost to the Indian bowling attack and both of them performed well in the final T20I.
Both bowlers managed to scalp four wickets each in the final T20I in Napier and brought back India into the game with the hosts looking all set for a big total to be posted. Recently, BCCI shared a video of the two future superstars, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj interacting with each other in Napier and it went viral on the internet.
Here is the video shared by the BCCI:
From scalping 4⃣ wickets apiece to the feeling of representing #TeamIndia, presenting bowling heroes from Napier – @mdsirajofficial & @arshdeepsinghh 🙌🙌 – by @ameyatilak
Full interview 🔽 #NZvIND https://t.co/zrqGU3g6M6 pic.twitter.com/TgzDTUQuM8
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 23, 2022
In the video, Mohammed Siraj responded to the query from Arshdeep about his feeling after the match-winning performance.
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Mohammed Siraj said, “I am feeling terrific as a fast bowler. Performing helps me gain confidence because I was preparing myself for a long time. I was also on standby in the T20 World Cup. So, I was preparing my plan to bowl on the hard length. It wasn’t easy to bowl here.”
Later, Arshdeep Singh was put into the spotlight as Siraj asked him about his different variations including the knuckleball he used against New Zealand.
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Arshdeep Singh said, “Many experienced and quality bowlers are playing with me, so I try to keep learning. I am learning hard length from you [Siraj] and knuckle-ball from Bhuvi Bhai. Earlier I learned how to use yorkers from Shami Bhai. I keep learning, help the team get wickets, and control the flow of runs when required.”