Mohammad Ismail, brother of Indian quick bowler Mohammed Siraj on Tuesday mentioned that the credit score for Siraj’s efficiency must be given to Virat Kohli and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Indian workforce breached Australia’s fortress — The Gabba — handing them their first Test loss in 32 years on the venue. The unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged younger Indian workforce beat Australia by three wickets towards all odds within the ultimate Test to take the collection 2-1.
Siraj’s laborious work paid off on the fourth day of the fourth Test towards Australia on the Gabba as he went on to register his maiden five-wicket haul. The Indian pacer performed three Test matches on this tour of Australia, and has returned 13 wickets.
“I am feeling great, it was a great achievement for Siraj and us, he made the entire family and India proud. Definitely, losing a father is the biggest loss, no one can replace that loss, my mother played a key role in overcoming this loss. She used to talk to Siraj for two-three hours daily, she motivates him. With her only, Siraj was able to overcome all difficulties,” Ismail informed ANI.
“It was an outstanding performance to take five wickets, he gave a match-winning performance. Defeating Australia in Australia without big names like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah is a big achievement. He worked really hard on his fitness and his bowling. Virat Bhai also backed him, when he was not performing well in IPL, RCB backed him and they even retained him, they showed trust in him. I give credit to Virat Bhai and RCB for his performance,” he added.
Before the collection towards Australia began, Siraj had misplaced his father, however the pacer determined to remain again in Australia to satisfy his father’s dream of seeing him play Test cricket. Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop additionally tweeted to congratulate the Indian fast bowler on his maiden fifer.
Another star performer was Washington Sundar. Speaking concerning the bowling all-rounder’s efficiency within the Gabba Test, his sister Shailaja mentioned: “I just wished him best of luck when he told the family about his Test debut. I have always wished the best for him, he knows what to do. He did his preparation really well and that has made him perform so well in this Test match. He always goes about the game with a good plan, he plays according to the merit of the ball. He is very composed in dealing with every situation and it has helped him in being successful. I am very happy with how Sundar, Ashwin, and Natarajan have done in this series against Australia.”
Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill performed knocks of 89 not out and 91 as India recorded a well-known three-wicket win over Australia. The final time a visiting workforce got here out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was again in November 1988 when the mighty West Indies beneath the management of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s workforce by 9 wickets.
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