Sourav Ganguly praises Mohammad Siraj’s ‘character’ after pacemaker returns to Australia despite losing father


BCCI President Sourav Ganguly praised Indian team stimulator Mohammad Siraj after the latter decided to stay in Australia despite the loss of his father.

Siraj’s father died on Friday, but the pacemaker who earned his first call for the test decided to stay in Australia and not go home.

The BCCI president also hoped that Siraj would make a successful tour of Australia.

“May Mohammed Siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss… many good wishes for his success on this journey… a great character,” Ganguly tweeted.

Siraj’s father, Mohammed Ghouse, has died at the age of 53. Siraj played one ODI and three T20Is for India. The pacemaker has not yet taken a window in format 50, but it has three in T20I. The 26-year-old recently played the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

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He has managed to win 11 wickets in nine matches this season for the team led by Virat Kohli.The Indian team are currently in the middle of a 14 day quarantine in Australia and all players have trained in Sydney with an eye on protocols. set up to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

India and Australia are expected to lock the horns in three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. The first ODI will be played on November 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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