Cricket Board of India (BCCI) secretary Jai Shah said on Saturday that fast bowler Mohammad Siraj was given the option of returning to India to be with the family mourning after the father’s demise but he did not attend Australia due to ‘national duty’ I decided to stay. Siraj’s father Mohammad Gaus was 53 years old and was suffering from lung disease.
Board President Saurabh Ganguly lauded the Hyderabad pacer for showing vitality and a strong mindset in this hour of tragedy. He tweeted, “Mohammad Siraj gets the strength to face this situation. I wish him all success on this tour. Tremendous liveliness. ‘ His auto driver father played a key role in Siraj’s success as a cricketer, who supported his son’s ambitions despite limited resources.
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Siraj came into the limelight with 41 wickets for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. After this, the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad included this uncapped player player in the team with a bid of 26 million. He is currently a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. Siraj is a member of the Test team in the Indian team that visited Australia. After reaching Australia on 13 November, the Indian team is currently going through a 14-day quarantine. If Siraj comes to India, he will have to stay in Quarantine again for 14 days on his return to Australia.