Emerging fast bowler Mohammad Siraj wants to realize his dream of becoming the highest wicket-taker for India. For this, they are preparing to work hard and take advantage of opportunities. Mohammad Siraj, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, made his international debut in November 2017 through a T20 match against New Zealand. He has played five Tests, one ODI and three T20 Internationals for India so far. Siraj, who played for RCB in the IPL, said that he wanted to play in all three formats and he credited his success to fellow fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.
In the video put on the official Twitter handle of RCB, 27-year-old fast bowler Siraj said, 'Jasprit Bumrah used to stand behind me whenever I bowled. He told me to stick to your basics and do not need to do anything extra. It was good to learn from an experienced player like him. I have also played with Ishant Sharma, he has played 100 Tests. Felt good by sharing the dressing room with them. My dream is to become the highest wicket-taker for India and I will work hard whenever I get a chance.
Siraj has taken 39 wickets in 35 matches in IPL.
Siraj, who has taken 39 wickets in 35 IPL matches so far, said that when he was associated with the team for the first time, his morale had dropped but after a good performance against Kolkata Knight Riders, he was filled with confidence. Siraj said that after getting good response from RCB batting consultant Sanjay Bangar, he will continue to bowl aggressively. Siraj has been in a good rhythm since making his Test debut in Australia in December last year. The tour was quite emotional for Siraj as his father died during the quarantine in Australia.
Bowling coach Bharat Arun appreciated
On his relationship with India's bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj said, "Arun Sir considers me as a son. Whenever I talk to them, my morale increases. When he was in Hyderabad, I used to always ask me to concentrate on line and length. I want to play in all three formats for India. Whenever I get a chance, I want to give my 100 per cent and take advantage of it with both hands.