Mohammed Siraj made his Test debut along with Shubman Gill in the Boxing-Day test match in Melbourne. He finished with figures of 2 for 40 as the Indian bowlers bowled out Australia for 195 in the first innings. Seeing him play for India. Siraj’s family was over the moon. His bother Ismail and mother Shabana Begum’s eyes were filled with tears of joy.
Siraj lost his father unfortunately after coming to Australia to play for India. The pacer showed immense courage as he stayed back with the team and did not head back for his final rituals.
Speaking to Telangana Today after his son’s debut. Siraj’s mother and the entire family was seemingly happy. . “Yeh sab Allah ka dua hai (It is all the grace of Almighty). Thanks to God, his father would be proud of him today,” she said.
“We can’t express the feeling. Playing for country has always been his and his father’s dream. Now he made the country proud she added.
Mohammed Siraj’s brother Mohammed Ismail also shared his feelings on seeing his brother make his Test debut for India. Ismail said the family has been receiving calls ever since his brother made his debut for India.
“I wasn’t feeling well in the morning, so I watched till lunch and slept off. But I have been receiving calls from people congratulating us. It is a great moment for our family,” he added.
Greater Things Await Mohammed Siraj: Mohammed Shafi (Siraj’s Friend)
Siraj’s close friend Mohd Shafi said that having made his Test debut for India, greater things await the Indian pacer considering the hard work he has put in. He said that he is happy seeing him play for India and his father would have been even happier had he been alive.
“I am very happy to see Siraj playing for the country. If his father was here, he would have been very happy. I spoke to his mother, she was also very happy. I spoke to Siraj as well after the first day’s game. He said if people support him, he would do many great things for the country. Siraj revealed that it is just the start and he has been working very hard” Shafi concluded saying.