Sunil Gavaskar Applauds Mohammed Siraj’s New Ball Bowling Mastery
By CricShots - Sep 18, 2023 3:53 pm
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Mohammed Siraj’s remarkable performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka has underscored the prowess of India’s pace attack as they prepare for the upcoming 50-over World Cup. The right-arm speedster achieved a multitude of records with his incredible figures of 6 for 21 in 7 overs, helping India dismiss Sri Lanka for a mere 50 runs in just 15.2 overs. In addition to Siraj’s heroics, vice-captain Hardik Pandya contributed with figures of 3 for 3, while Jasprit Bumrah also claimed a wicket.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

India’s clinical display against Sri Lanka in this crucial Asia Cup final has injected a surge of confidence into the Indian camp. Experts and former players are also effusive in their praise for the team as they gear up to face nine formidable opponents from around the world in the upcoming World Cup.

Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain and legendary batsman, drew a favorable comparison between India’s pace attack and that of Pakistan. Speaking with India Today, Gavaskar highlighted how Siraj’s exceptional performance exemplified the quality of India’s bowling unit.

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Sunil Gavaskar remarked, “Honestly, I can’t recall when we had something like that. But it just tells you the quality of the new ball attack that India has. A lot of times, people talk about Pakistan’s new ball attack. But I think this Indian new ball attack, with Bumrah coming back, is right up there. Bumrah might not have taken many wickets, but he maintained the pressure. Let’s not forget we also have someone like Mohammed Shami, who is not in the playing XI. This speaks volumes about India’s pace bowling reserves.”

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar also praised Mohammed Siraj’s infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the game. He noted, “Mohammed Siraj deserves all the praise. I also love the way everybody in the Indian team was laughing when he chased the ball to the boundary after taking those wickets. It shows the energy and enthusiasm he brings to the game. He is one of those cricketers who gives every ball his everything.”

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Mohammed Siraj concluded the Asia Cup as the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 wickets to his name. Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi also claimed 10 wickets, but Siraj boasted a superior bowling average of 12.20. Matheesha Pathirana of Sri Lanka led the wicket-taking charts with 11 scalps in 6 games, averaging 24.55.