I am Virat Bhai’s replacement… Why did the Indian bowler get upset in the debut test? Learn


Mohammad Siraj took 5 wickets in debut test
Virat Kohli was on paternity leave
Rahane was captaining in Melbourne Test

New Delhi. Mohammed Siraj, the fast bowler of the Indian cricket team, is currently performing brilliantly in the IPL. Siraj is a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2023. The career of this bowler has been full of ups and downs. Mohammad Siraj, who played domestic cricket for Hyderabad, made his Test debut in Australia under the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. In the first match of his Test career, Siraj had to wait a long time for bowling. It was very disappointing for him. Siraj has talked openly about this in a recent interview.

Right-arm fast bowler Siraj got a chance to make his Test debut in the second match of the series against Australia. This match was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ajinkya Rahane was captaining Team India in this Test match. Because then Virat Kohli was on paternity leave. Virat returned home after playing the first Test match.

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5 wickets in debut test
It is the dream of any player to perform brilliantly in the Boxing Day Test match. But Siraj was surprised when Ajinkya Rahane did not make him bowl in the first session. Siraj said that at one time I felt as if I had come to replace Virat Bhai. Siraj recalled that moment in Gaurav Kapoor’s ‘Breakfast with Champions Show’. Siraj said, ‘I did not bowl in the first session. First Jassi Bhai and Umesh Bhai cast from here, then Aish Bhai and Jaddu Bhai came from there. So I thought am I the replacement of Virat Bhai.

‘Mian, now you have to cast from one end’
Siraj bowled 15 overs in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test match played in Melbourne, in which he got 2 wickets. In the second innings, he took 3 for 37. Siraj said, ‘In the break, Ajju Bhai (Ajinkya Rahane) said that Miyan, now you have to put from one end. Siraj has so far taken 15 wickets in 11 matches for RCB in the 16th season of IPL.

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