The Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj, who had an unforgettable outing in his debut series against Australia, gifted himself a BMW car after returning home. Siraj, who finished as the highest wicket-taker for the Indian team with 13 from three matches, posted a couple of videos on his Instagram story where he flaunted his new BMW sedan.
It was a tough tour for Mohammed Siraj not only from the career perspective but also from the emotional perspective. The 27-year-old fast bowler had lost his father days after arriving in Australia from the UAE. Siraj chose not to attend the funeral by heading back home and stayed back with the team to fulfill his father’s dream.
Siraj was the highest wicket-taker for India in his debut series in Australia, picking up 13 wickets in 3 Test matches. From making his debut in Melbourne to leading the Indian attack in Brisbane, his performances have made the world sit up and take notice.
Speaking to Sports Today on Thursday, Siraj said he did not head home after landing in Hyderabad. Instead, the Indian fast bowler decided to visit the graveyard to meet his father.
Talking about the same, Siraj had said, “I didn’t go home, directly. I went to the graveyard straight from the airport, I went there to sit with my dad for some time. I couldn’t speak to him but offered flowers to his grave. And then I came home. When I met my mom, she started crying. After 6-7 months, her son had come home. Mom was always waiting for me to return. She was counting down how many days were left for me to return.”
Mohammed Siraj topped the wicket-takers’ charts for India in his maiden tour. With 13 wickets in 3 matches, he managed to surpass the tallies of Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin’s tally. The youngster played a crucial role in helping India breach Australia’s Gabbatoire with 6 wickets in the Test.