Twitter Reaction
Mohammed Siraj Gets A Warm Hug From Bumrah After 5-wicket Haul
By CricShots - Jan 19, 2021 7:04 am
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The Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj received huge applause from the cricketing fraternity for scalping his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He ended the second innings of the ongoing Brisbane Test with the figures of 5 for 73 against Australia at The Gabba. While coming off the field he received a warm hug from Jasprit Bumrah as Siraj led the team off the field.

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Mohammed Siraj took a five-wicket haul

Owing to a brilliant spell of Siraj, India managed to restrict the hosts for 294 in the second innings after scoring 369 in their first and set India 328 runs to win the Test and the series. Siraj dismissed key Australian batsmen David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, and along with Shardul Thakur (4 for 61) helped India keep a grip on the Test. “A standing ovation as Mohammed Siraj picks up his maiden 5-wicket haul,” wrote BCCI on Twitter as he posted a video of Siraj getting applauded by teammates.

“Having to toil in first class cricket is so important. It shows in both, #siraj and #Shardulthakur performance. You could bowl spells after spells in test matches if you have done that regularly in domestic cricket. Well done to both of them!” tweeted former India cricketer Irfan Pathan.

“You little ripper Siraj,” tweeted Mike Hesson, the director of cricket a Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team Siraj played for in Indian Premier League 2020.

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“Some of the best athletes are those who take the emotion out of their performance. They are mature performers, repeating skill irrespective of the emotion of the moment. But after, emotion leaks out. We just saw both things with #Siraj” wrote former India woman cricketer Snehal Pradhan.

Bumrah’s gesture as Siraj led the team out of the ground also made news.

A Twitter user credited India captain Virat Kohli for giving Siraj a long run in the IPL.

Siraj made his Test debut in the second Test of the series and has emerged as the leader of India’s pace attack in the absence of senior bowlers Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.