Mohammed Siraj spell of 3 for 8 rattled the Kolkata Knight Riders top-order as they were skittled out for 84 in match 39 of IPL 2020. RCB tracked down the chase inside 14 overs to win the game by 8 wickets. Siraj was given the Man of the Match for setting up the win for his side in that game.
After the game, Siraj was relieved to hear that his father was and returned from the hospital where he was admitted with some breathing problems. In a video upload by RCB’s official Youtube handle, Siraj spoke about his father’s ailing health in recent times. He also said that not being able to be beside him in these testing times pains him to no end.
Biggest Surprise For Me Was That Dad Was Home-Mohammed Siraj
“My dad is unwell these days. His lungs are in bad shape so he has difficulty breathing. I am really worried about that. I can’t even go home to meet and motivate him. I talk on the phone but whenever I do, he starts crying.
I can’t even talk for longer hours because I don’t like seeing him crying. So I disconnect the phone early because I can’t hold myself for long. So, I pray to God for his good health. He was admitted to the hospital before the last game. I was really concerned that dad was in the hospital,” Mohammed Siraj said in the video.
Regarding his performance against KKR, Mohammed Siraj said his father was happy to read his name in every newspaper of Hyderabad.
“He told me that he was really pleased that everyone was calling him to tell him about my performance….every newspaper in Hyderabad has your photo. I said it’s all because of the blessings of God, this all has happened. You don’t worry, stay home and eat, whatever you want to eat,” the further said.
Mohammed Siraj dismissed Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Tom Banton to break the backbone of the KKR top-order in that game in Abu Dhabi.