Mohammed Siraj: Auto driver son’s rags-to-riches story is truly inspiring


The dream of Hyderabad’s rookie pacer Mohammed Siraj lastly got here true on Monday, when he was chosen within the Indian squad for upcoming T20 worldwide collection towards New Zealand, beginning subsequent month.

Born to his mother and father Mohammed Ghaus and Shabana Begum, Siraj got here to limelight together with his scintillating efficiency within the 10th season of Indian Premier League (IPL). And it was not simply after the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise roped within the pacer with a whopping INR 2.6 crore, but in addition as a result of he lived as much as the expectations ending off the marketing campaign with 10 wickets in six matches. Properly, it did embody a shocking four-wicket haul towards Gujarat Lions that helped the previous champions qualify for the playoffs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj

The 23-year-old’s father is an auto driver, whereas his brother is a software program engineer working in IT agency.

It was on the age of seven that Siraj fell in love with the gents’s recreation. Again then, it was mere bunking courses to play tennis-ball cricket. Later in 2015, he picked up the purple ball and bagged fairly just a few five-wicket hauls. He quickly received a call-up for Hyderabad’s Beneath-23 aspect after which the senior group and at last for Ranji.

Within the 2016-17 season, the pacer scalped 41 wickets at a mean of 18.92 as he turned the third-highest wicket-taker within the marketing campaign after Shahbaz Nadeem and Anupam Sanklecha, and what adopted subsequent was a maiden IPL season.

He then obtained a name for the India A collection towards South Africa the place he continued together with his brilliancy choosing up 10 wickets. Lately, he performed towards New Zealand A the place he picked up 4 wickets in three matches. General, he has performed 16 T20 matches, choosing up 26 wickets at a mean of 18.73.

“I knew that a while in future I’ll get a call-up however didn’t count on it this quickly. I can’t let you know how blissful I’m. Once I informed my mother and father, they had been speechless. It’s a dream come true,” mentioned Siraj in an interview to PTI.

“No matter I’m in the present day is primarily due to Ranji Trophy efficiency. My 40-odd wickets final season gave me the boldness. There’s nothing like getting wickets in first- class cricket. I used to be picked for Remainder of India after that and due to Ranji Trophy, I received the IPL deal. So 60 per cent credit score for this call-up is a efficiency in first-class cricket,” he added.


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