Mohammed Siraj’s fiery new-ball spell in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka was one for the agesL. The Indian pacer ripped through the Lankan top-order, claiming five wickets in just 16 balls. But it was one particular moment in Siraj’s spell that caught the attention of everyone, including former India captain Virat Kohli.
In the fourth over of the match, with Sri Lanka struggling at 11/4, Dhananjaya de Silva played a shot towards long-off. All the fielders were in catching positions, but Siraj was determined to save every run. He ran the width of the field, but the ball was just out of his reach.
Kohli, who was fielding at cover point, couldn’t help but laugh at Siraj’s dedication. But Siraj was undeterred. He returned to his bowling mark and dismissed de Silva in the very next delivery. Siraj’s dedication and hard work paid off in the end. He finished the match with figures of 5/10, helping India to a convincing victory.
— Awadhesh Mishra (@annnnshull) September 17, 2023
Mohammed Siraj’s five-wicket haul in the Asia Cup final was not only impressive, but it was also historic. He became the fastest Indian bowler to take a five-for in ODIs, achieving the feat in just 16 balls. He also equalled Chaminda Vaas’ record for the quickest ODI five-for.
Mohammed Siraj’s performance in the Asia Cup final was a testament to his growth as a bowler. He has come a long way since making his ODI debut in 2021. He is now one of the most feared bowlers in the world, and he is a key member of the Indian team. Siraj’s dedication to the game is an inspiration to all. He comes from a humble background, but he has worked hard to achieve his dreams. He is a role model for all young cricketers who aspire to play at the highest level.