Mohammed Siraj was named within the 18-man squad for the 4-match Test collection in Australia.© Twitter
Mohammed Siraj, who’s in Sydney with the Indian squad for the upcoming collection in opposition to Australia, suffered a private loss as his father died on Friday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a press launch on Saturday and stated that the fast-bowler was provided the choice to fly again dwelling however he determined to stick with the group in Australia. “Team India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj lost his father on Friday after a brief illness. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had a discussion with Siraj and he was offered the option of flying back and be with his family in this hour of grief,” the BCCI stated in a media assertion.
“The fast bowler has decided to stay with the Indian contingent and continue performing his national duties. The BCCI shares his grief and will be supportive of Siraj in this extremely challenging phase.”
On Saturday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to put in writing a condolence message for the Hyderabad pacer.
May Mohammed siraj have loads of energy to beat this loss..a lot of good needs for his success on this journey.. large character @bcci
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 21, 2020
“May Mohammed siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss..lots of good wishes for his success in this trip.. tremendous character @bcci,” Ganguly tweeted.
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina additionally took to Twitter to supply his condolences to Mohammed Siraj and his household.
Extremely unhappy to listen to about Mohammed Siraj’s father’s demise. May god give him energy to cope with this loss. My condolences to him & his household.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 21, 2020
“Extremely sad to hear about Mohammed Siraj’s father’s demise. May god give him strength to deal with this loss. My condolences to him & his family,” Raina wrote on Twitter.
Siraj was not named within the limited-overs squads for the upcoming tour of Australia however the 26-year-old managed to discover a place within the 18-man squad for the four-match Test collection.
The almost two-month lengthy tour will begin with the ODI collection, beginning November 27. The first Test of the four-match collection will start on December 17.
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