Mohammed Siraj has been a different bowler ever since he made his Test debut in Australia. He is growing in confidence, and Team India is reaping instant rewards for selecting him. The Indian captain says he is not surprised by the bowler’s growth, and Virat Kohli heaps praise on Mohammed Siraj ahead of the third Test against England. The third test will start on August 25th at Leeds.
Siraj has already taken eleven wickets in two games
Mohammed Siraj has already taken 11 wickets in 2 games of the ongoing Test series against England. Most importantly, the Hyderabadi pacer is providing breakthroughs at important junctures, which is inevitably shifting the game towards India’s side.
The right-arm pacer was especially brilliant in the Lord’s Test. He collected eight wickets in the game and put the final nail on the coffin for England.
Virat Kohli heaps praise on Mohammed Siraj ahead of the third Test
The Indian skipper is known to be one of the main men behind Siraj’s meteoric rise. He backed him during Siraj’s tough period at RCB. As revealed by the pacer himself, this phase helped him grow.
Speaking in a virtual-media interaction ahead of the third Test, Virat said, “I was not surprised at all because I have seen him from close quarters. He is a guy who has always had the skill. You need the confidence to back that skill, the Australia series provided him with that boost and confidence.”
Talking about his phenomenal confidence, the skipper opined, “He is walking around knowing he can get anyone out at any stage and the belief in his game has been elevated to another level, hence you see results of what he is doing.”
He further added, “I am really happy to see him coming into his own, he is going to be this kind of bowler, who is in your face and who is looking to get guys out and who is not scared, he is not going to take a backward step.”