Legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar “enjoyed” Mohammed Siraj’s reaction, which came after the veteran Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin completed his fifth Test hundred in the second Test against England in Chennai. Tendulkar further lauded Siraj and said that such a reaction is what team sport is about. As Ashwin entered the three-figure mark in the second innings, Siraj, who was at the other end of the crease, was seen punching in the air and celebrating it like he himself scored a century.
Ashwin played a knock of 106 runs in the second innings and also managed to send back 8 Englishmen to the pavilion, as India defeated England by a hefty margin of 317 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Taking to Twitter, Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “@mdsirajofficial’s reaction to @ashwinravi99 getting to his century was very interesting & I thoroughly enjoyed that. This is what Team Sport is all about…. enjoying and being a part of your teammates” success. Proud of you Siraj & #TeamIndia!”
.@mdsirajofficial's reaction to @ashwinravi99 getting to his century was very interesting & I thoroughly enjoyed that.
This is what Team Sport is all about…. enjoying and being a part of your teammates’ success.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 17, 2021
Ashwin retweeted Tendulkar’s tweet and said, “@mdsirajofficial has been nothing but a team man.”
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 17, 2021
The Indian team is still in contention to reach the final of the ICC World Test Championship, after completing an impressive victory over England in the second Test to draw level in the four-match series.
The win in the second Test, India has reached second place, with 69.7 percentage points on the points table, but they cannot afford to lose another game as they need to win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the final of the maiden edition of the championship.
England, who led the table after winning the first Test of the series, has slipped to fourth place with 67.0 percentage points. They can still qualify, but for that, they must win both remaining matches of the series against India.
New Zealand has already reached the final while Australia having chances of being qualified ahead of India and England, if the ongoing series is drawn or if England win 2-1. India leveled the four-match Test series 1-1 against England and the third Test will begin from February 24. It will be a day-night affair in Ahmedabad.