Mohammed Siraj Cristiano Ronaldo Celebration: The fact that Mohammed Siraj is a huge Cristiano Ronaldo supporter is well known. The Indian bowler with the right arm has already been copying the Portuguese footballer’s trademark “Siu” gesture for some time, and he did the exact same thing when he dismissed Travis Head earlier during the initial ODI against Australia on Friday.
After India’s five-wicket victory in Mumbai, his teammate Mohammed Shami questioned him about it. Siraj said in a BCCI clip, “Well since I’m a Cristiano (Ronaldo) fan, that’s the reason I celebrated like him.
Whenever I’ve pitched a batter, I celebrate that manner. Not if anything like a fine leg is grabbed.
“Ek counsel hai,” the top fast bowler would advise. It’s great that you support someone, but as a quick bowler, you should avoid doing these hops. In the Cricket Stadium, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj each claimed three wickets as India bowled out Australia for 188 during their initial innings.
“A spell of fire. What was your strategy to take three wickets in this heat?” Siraj would query.
Nothing exceptional. I was only thinking about keeping the ball in favorable places and emphasizing solid lines and length, just as we talk in team meetings. It was also really hot outside, as you mentioned.
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Mohammed Shami To Mohammed Siraj:
You experienced the same thing. It was rather warm when we delivered the first spell. It became a little easier until the breeze began to blow. The goal was to attempt and begin with a solid start,” Shami answered.
Siraj would then question how Shami, who hadn’t participated in a practice session in Mumbai since the Ahmedabad Test, was capable of playing the first ODI and bowling his allotted number of overs.
“You came here after playing the Test series (in Ahmedabad). On two days, there were practice sessions. Of course, one was optional. But, you skipped practice for two days and instead played in the match. How were you able to accomplish it?”
I believe you didn’t even play the Match in Ahmedabad, the 32-year-old said. I believed I needed a few days to recover after bowling 40 overs in the game. Then He said, I finished it, and after that, I arrived to engage in the game.
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The management acknowledged that I needed to rest up before this game as well. We have played cricket so frequently that we are familiar with the technique and capability. Thus it becomes essential to rest to work properly.
India dropped three wickets in the powerplay and one closer to the line while attempting to chase down 189. With less than five wickets remaining and more than a hundred runs still needed to be scored, skipper Hardik Pandya, who was looking strong with his boundaries in the center, was also dismissed.
“What were you thinking when we were pursuing 189 and losing rapid wickets early on?” Shami questioned Siraj.
“I predicted that this game would be exciting and come down to the wire. Following then, the 100-run partnership between Jaddu and KL Rahul was magnificent,” Siraj said.
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