Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj’s father passed away on Friday night due to a lung ailment. Meanwhile, the pacer is currently with the Indian team in Australia. As per latest reports in ESPN Cricinfo, he will not be returning back to India for his father’s last rights. Siraj’s father was aging 53 on his deathbedSiraj has been practicing with the likes of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and others Down Under soon after their arrival.
The Indian squad in Australia is still in quarantine and has been training in isolation on the outskirts of Sydney. Meanwhile, Talking to Sportstar, Siraj revealed his Ravi Shastri & Indian skipper Virat Kohli offered their support to the fast bowler after the untimely death of his father.
“It is shocking. I lost the biggest support of my life. It was his dream to see me play for the country and I am glad that way I could realise that and bring joy for him. The coach Shastri Sir and captain Virat Kohli were informed about the news. They just told me to be bold and are lending all the support,” Siraj said.
Mohammed Siraj Not To Return India For His Father’s Last Rites
Mohammed Siraj is a part of India’s 5-man pace attack that will be taking part n the four-match Test series against Australia down under. He was included in the team on the back of his good performance in IPL 2020. The young pacer is expected to make his Test debut for India.
“The coach Shastri Sir and captain Virat Kohli were informed about the news. They just told me to be bold and are lending all the support,” Siraj further told Sportstar.
Meanwhile, Siraj burst on the scene after his impressive performances in 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy where he scalped 41 wickets. He was soon picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL auction for Rs. 2. 6 crores. Since then Siraj has worked extremely hard on his game and played for India in T20I and ODIs.