Ravi Shastri’s support motivated Siraj to stay back in Australia after father’s death

India pacer Mohammed Siraj has revealed that phrases of encouragement from head coach Ravi Shastri through the staff’s tour of Australia made him change his thoughts about returning house after his father’s death.

“Tu Check match khel, dekh tereko 5 wickets milega. Tere Daddy ka dua tera saath hoga’ (You play the Check match. You’re going to get 5 wickets as your father’s blessings are with you),” was what Shastri advised him earlier than the second Check in Melbourne, in accordance to the speedster.

Siraj obtained the information of his father’s death on November 20, lower than a month earlier than the blockbuster four-match Check sequence was set to start in Adelaide.

He was indecisive till Shastri intervened and motivated him.

The 27-year-old Siraj bagged 5 wickets for 77 runs on his Check debut on the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Floor.

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‘Match ke baad Ravi sir ne bahut khus hokar bola, tujhe bola tha na 5 wickets milega (Ravi sir stated after the match that I advised that you may be getting 5 wickets). I turned very assured after my coaches inspired me in such a method,’ Siraj advised ABP information.

Not simply Shastri however the whole staff administration was supportive of Siraj, who performs underneath skipper Virat Kohli in IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

‘Virat Bhai is at all times there. Once I couldn’t carry out properly in the IPL two years back, he confirmed religion in my means. He retained me in RCB and I’m grateful for this,’ stated Siraj.

‘Once I misplaced my father through the Australia tour, each Ravi sir and bowling coach Bharat Arun sir have been so supportive.’ He grabbed a five-wicket innings haul in Australia’s second innings in the fourth and remaining Check in Brisbane as India gained the match for a historic 2-1 sequence triumph.

Siraj is at the moment in England with the Indian staff for the World Check Championship remaining towards New Zealand and a five-match sequence towards hosts England.

The Hyderabad speedster has thus far captured 16 wickets in 5 Exams and three wickets in three T20 Internationals.

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