The fast bowler Mohammed Siraj praised the impact his teammate made on his career

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Modified Feb 3, 2022 6:13 PM IST

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The fearless Indian cricketing generation is exemplified by Mohammed Siraj. In 2021, India played some of its best Test cricket, winning in Australia and almost winning the series in England. Siraj emerged as one of the biggest positives of Indian cricket. The year 2021 witnessed Siraj’s exponential rise, from his debut in Melbourne to a maiden five-for in Gabba to producing match-winning spells in England.

Siraj bowled a memorable five-wicket haul to play a crucial role in India’s victory over Australia at Gabba in only his third test. In the absence of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Umesh Yadav, who were all injured, Siraj led India’s bowling attack. An emotional roller coaster characterized the entire day. In the second wicket stand, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara added 114 runs together, but Australia dismissed both for a chance to win the game. Nevertheless, Pant batted defiantly with the tail and led India to victory and reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Even thinking about it, Siraj admits it brings him goose bumps.

”During Rishabh’s shots, I was trying to remain calm. It was so exciting to break Australia’s record at the Gabba. I still get goosebumps thinking about the celebrations. Walking around the field was an unforgettable experience. Holding the Indian flag, I thanked everybody,” he added.