Sunil Gavaskar Has Some High Praises For Mohammed Siraj
By CricShots - Feb 8, 2022 4:07 pm
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India registered a dominating six-wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI, and the Men in Blue will be heading to the second fixture eyeing a series win against the Kieron Pollard-side. The second ODI of the series is scheduled to be taking played at the same venue on Wednesday, and Team will be looking forward to continuing their good form from the series opener.

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Mohammed Siraj bowled a brilliant spell

The bowling department of the Rohit Sharma-led side displayed a brilliant performance in the first ODI against West Indies with Mohammed Siraj drawing first blood for the hosts. He got just one wicket in the match, but he conceded just 26 runs in his spell of 8 overs. Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar lauded Siraj for his exuberant spell in the first ODI, and stated that the Indian speedster has always been a whole-hearted bowler. 

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During a recent chat with Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “He was very good. And he keeps on improving. He has always been a whole-hearted bowler. You see the first ball that he bowls and the last ball that he bowls at the end of the day, he is running in with the same energy. That is what every captain is looking for. Somebody who is going to give 100 per cent every single time.”

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Sunil Gavaskar

He further elaborated, “You can see that…the first two boundaries that were hit of him were deliveries where he was trying to move away. He had two slips in position so the thinking was good…if the ball was bouncing a little more the catch would go to the second slip. Then he bowled the scrambled seam delivery and got the batsman out. He is a thinking bowler.”

Sunil Gavaskar reckoned that Siraj’s bowling skills will get better if he bowls more along with Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.

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Explaining the same, Sunil Gavaskar said, “The more he is going to bowl along with Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammed Shami, who are both not here… and both stand at mid-off and mid-on when he is bowling and all the time having a word with him. That is such a plus for a young bowler to have two top bowlers talking to him just about every delivery. He is just going to get better and better.”