Pacer Mohammed Siraj, who is in Australia with the Indian team for the next round of four tests, lost his father Mohammed Ghouse on Friday.
Ghouse was only 53 and lost the battle with lung disease.
Coming from a humble background, Ghouse was instrumental in Siraj’s growth as a cricketer by supporting his son’s ambitions with his limited resources.
“Our sincere prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj and his family for the loss of his father. The whole RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong Miyan, ”tweeted Siraj’s IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
It has been learned that Siraj will not be returning for the final rites in Hyderabad due to quarantine protocols.
The Indian team, currently in the midst of a 14-day quarantine period, trained in isolation on the outskirts of Sydney city after arriving in the country on November 13.