Siraj will subsequent be seen enjoying for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 starting April 9. Within the first match of the event, his aspect will lock horns towards defending champions Mumbai Indians.
“Jasprit Bumrah used to face beside me every time I used to be bowling. He informed me to stay to the fundamentals and never do one thing further. It is nice studying to speak to such an skilled participant. I even performed with Ishant Sharma, he has performed 100 Checks. It felt good to share the dressing room with him. My dream is to be the very best wicket-taker for India and I’ll work onerous every time I get a possibility,” Siraj stated.
Siraj had made his Check debut towards Australia in December final 12 months. He managed to impress every one and he even took a fifer on the Gabba. In the course of the Australia tour, Siraj misplaced his father after which the pacer was additionally subjected to racial abuse at Sydney.
He then additionally went on to play Check matches towards England in the course of the dwelling collection earlier this 12 months.
“Throughout Australia tour, I used to be in quarantine and after we got here again from observe, I bought to know my father handed away. Sadly, nobody might come to my room. I referred to as dwelling and my fiance, mom have been very supportive they usually informed me that I want to satisfy my father’s dream of seeing me play for India,” stated Siraj.
Speaking about his bond with India bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj stated: “Arun sir treats me like a son. Once I discuss to him, it boosts my confidence. When he was in Hyderabad, he all the time informed me to concentrate on line and size. I wish to play all three codecs for India. No matter alternatives I get, I wish to give my 100 per cent and seize them with each palms. There’s a collection towards England after the IPL, I’ll give my greatest.”
When requested about his IPL 2020 marketing campaign, Siraj stated: “Final 12 months, once I joined RCB, I used to be low on confidence. However once I began bowling with the brand new ball, I used to be additionally bowling on a single wicket, which helped me lots. After which the efficiency towards KKR gave me a number of confidence. The group tradition right here is so good that everybody used to get collectively and talk about stuff like Virat does.”