Mohammed Siraj Recalls An Anecdote During His Aspiring Days
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2022 5:28 pm
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The fiery Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj has witnessed exponential success in recent times in both domestic and international circuits. Since making his debut for India in a T20I in 2017, Siraj failed to become a regular feature in the Indian setup before getting a regular stretch of matches, particularly in Test cricket, since India’s 2020/21 win in Australia.

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Mohammed Siraj

Now, Siraj has emerged as a key asset for both India and his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In fact, Mohammed Siraj was retained by RCB ahead of the IPL auctions, which took place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. In a recent discussion on The RCB Podcast, Siraj recently recalled an anecdote when he urged his family to let his passion for cricket make profession.

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Recalling the same, Mohammed Siraj said, “My mom and dad were arguing about me at home – about whether I should study or do a job. My mother’s brother had a club team. My mom told him that I am very fond of cricket and that I don’t study or do anything else and only like to play. So my uncle said, ‘I have a club; come and play for it. We will see how it goes.’ I agreed to come.”

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj did well in IPL 2022

Hr further elaborated, “In the first match I played, I picked nine wickets. My uncle was shocked. ‘You play so well,’ he told me. Then he told my parents, ‘Don’t make him study. Let him do what he wants to. I will back him.’ It was then that I got five hundred rupees. I gave Rs 300 to my family and kept the remaining Rs 200 with myself.”

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IPL 2022, scheduled to be commencing on March 26, will see 10 franchises in two different groups. RCB are pooled in Group B, along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Gujarat Titans (GT).