India pacer Mohammed Siraj has stated that he needs to be the main wicket-taker for the nation and with a purpose to obtain this dream, he’ll at all times maintain his greatest foot ahead. Siraj will subsequent be seen enjoying for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 starting April 9. In the primary match of the match, his aspect will lock horns towards defending champions Mumbai Indians. “Jasprit Bumrah used to stand beside me whenever I was bowling. He told me to stick to the basics and not do something extra. It’s great learning to talk to such an experienced player. I even played with Ishant Sharma, he has 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 an opportunity,” Siraj stated in a video posted on the official Twitter deal with of RCB.
Siraj had made his Test debut towards Australia in December final yr. He managed to impress every person and he even took a fifer on the Gabba. During the Australia tour, Siraj misplaced his father after which the pacer was additionally subjected to racial abuse at Sydney.
He then additionally went on to play Test matches towards England in the course of the house sequence earlier this yr.
“During Australia tour, I was in quarantine and when we came back from practice, I got to know my father passed away. Unfortunately, no one could come to my room. I called home and my fiance, mother were very supportive and they told me that I need to fulfill my father’s dream of seeing me play for India,” stated Siraj.
Talking about his bond with India bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj stated: “Arun sir treats me like a son. When I talk to him, it boosts 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 per cent and grab them with both hands. There is a series against England after the IPL, I will give my best.”
When requested about his IPL 2020 marketing campaign, Siraj stated: “Last year, when I joined RCB, I was low on confidence. But when I started bowling with the new ball, I was also bowling 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 stuff like Virat does.”
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