New Delhi,3/6 (AO Bureau):The last Australia tour was memorable for Team India. Then India defeated the Kangaroos 2-1 in the four-Test series. That’s why this victory was big. Because captain Virat Kohli had returned home from the middle tour. Apart from this, players like Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul did not play the entire series. In the absence of star players, the youth performed brilliantly and became the hero of India’s historic series win. It also includes fast bowler Mohammad Siraj.
25-year-old Siraj made his Test debut on the tour of Australia itself. He got a chance to play in the second Test of the series in Melbourne and he did not let it go to waste. Siraj was the highest wicket-taker for India in that series. He took a total of 13 wickets. This performance of his was also important because of this. Because Siraj’s father had died on the tour of Australia. He had a chance to return. But Siraj decided to fulfill his father’s dream by staying in Australia. In difficult times, fellow players and coach Ravi Shastri encouraged him.
Coach Shastri supported me a lot: Siraj
Recently, Siraj revealed what the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri had told him after his father’s death during the Australia tour. Siraj said in a conversation with ABP News that when I lost my father on the Australia tour, both Ravi sir and bowling coach Bharat Arun sir encouraged me a lot. Then Ravi sir came to me and said, you play Test matches, see you will get five wickets. Your dad’s prayers will be with you. After the match, Ravi sir was very happy and said, see you told me not to get five wickets. After such encouragement from the coach, my confidence increased