Indian point guard Mohammed Siraj has said he wants to be the country’s main wicket-taker and to achieve that dream he will always keep his best foot forward. Siraj will next play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) from April 9. In the first match of the tournament, his team will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians. “Jasprit Bumrah used to stand by my side every time I bowled. He told me to stick to the basics and not do anything more. It’s great d ‘learning how to talk to such an experienced player. I even played with Ishant Sharma, he played 100 tests. It felt good to share the dressing room with him. My dream is to be the highest wicket taker for India and I will work hard whenever I get the chance, ”Siraj said in a video posted to RCB’s official Twitter account.
Siraj made his test debut against Australia in December last year. He managed to impress everyone and he even took a Gabba-style fife. During the tour of Australia, Siraj lost his father, and then the stimulant was also subjected to racial abuse in Sydney.
He went on to also play test matches against England in the home series earlier this year.
“While touring Australia I was in quarantine and when we came back from practice I learned that my father had passed away. Unfortunately, no one could come to my room. I called home and my fiance, my mom was very supportive and they told me I need to fulfill my dad’s dream of seeing me play for India, ”said Siraj.
Speaking about his connection to Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj said, “Arun sir treats me like a son. When I talk to him it builds my confidence. When he was in Hyderabad he always told me to focus on line and length. I want to play all three formats for India. Whatever opportunities I get, I want to give my 100% and grab them with both hands. There is a streak against England after IPL I’m going to do my best. “
Asked about his IPL 2020 campaign, Siraj said: “Last year when I joined RCB I lacked confidence. But when I started bowling with the new ball, I was also playing on a single wicket which helped me a lot. And then the performance against KKR gave me a lot of confidence. The team culture here is so nice that everyone used to get together and discuss things. like Virat does. “
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