Mohammed Siraj: Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj picked up four wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the match against Punjab Kings which RCB won by 24 runs. Siraj had worked hard during the lockdown implemented due to Kovid, which he is getting credit for this success.
Mohammed Siraj Has emerged as one of the most influential bowlers in international cricket across all formats for India. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, he has filled the responsibility well and was also the number one ODI bowler for almost two months earlier this year.
Mohammed Siraj said after the match
‘Lockdown was very important for me. I was quite disappointed earlier as I used to prove to be very expensive. I focused on my gym training, my bowling and I wanted to do well. He said, “My rhythm was good even in ODIs. My confidence was high and I brought it into this season of IPL. I am a good fielder. I sometimes make some mistakes (smiling). I always try to improve in every aspect so that I can remain a part of the team.
RCB captain Virat Kohli described the PCA IS Bindra Stadium pitch as challenging to bat on. He said that this win does not make us an invincible team or the league position before today does not make us a bad team. The table can’t define your mood while they have played only five or six matches. He said that we will continue with our process and there was a lot of change in the conditions in the first half. Faf (Duplessis) batted brilliantly.
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He said, “We thought of prolonging our partnership as much as possible so that we can score extra 20 runs. After seven or eight overs, the ball got a little soft and we had to change our strategy. If we had stayed, we could have scored 190 to 200 runs. We thought 175 was a good score on this pitch. I told them (teammates) that these are enough runs.
Sam Curran took over the leadership of Punjab Kings due to Shikhar Dhawan’s injury and praised Kohli and Du Plessis who put on 137 runs for the first wicket. Curran said, “I think we bowled really well as a group. Well played by Faf and Kohli. I didn’t think they would go that far from us. In the end, we just didn’t bat well enough. He bowled very well but we lost wickets. The circumstances were also a bit strange. We had a feeling it would rain.”