Hailing the strong character of Indian fast thrower Mohammed Siraj for deciding to stay with the Indian team in Australia despite his father’s disappearance, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly wished him good luck for the next round of testing. four games.
Siraj’s father, Mohammed Ghous, died on Friday. The 53-year-old, who was a rickshaw driver before Siraj’s cricket career took off, has lost the battle due to lung disease.
Siraj, who is part of the Indian Test team, was unable to return to India for the funeral due to quarantine rules in place.
“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 played one ODI and three T20Is for India. The stimulator has not yet taken a 50-over format gate, but it has three counters in the T20Is.
The 26-year-old recently played the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
He has managed to win 11 wickets in nine appearances this season for the team led by Virat Kohli.
The Indian team are currently in the middle of a 14-day quarantine period in Australia and all players have been training in Sydney with an eye on the protocols in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. India and Australia are expected to lock the horns in three ODIs, three T20Is and four tests.
India will play three ODIs (from November 27) and as many T20Is before the start of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the four-match tests on December 17.
(With ANI inputs)