Mohammad Siraj eyes IPL to draw attention of Team India selectors
The 23-year old will play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
Published - Feb 7, 2018 12:24 pm | Updated - Feb 7, 2018 4:58 pm
Mohammad Siraj is set to knock the door of Indian selectors again as he is determined to make a mark in the forthcoming Indian Premier League. This year he will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he was bought by the Bangalore franchise for INR 2.6 crore in the auction. In the last season, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad for the same price.
Siraj is confident about his fate that he will sport the blue once again. To make his return to the India team he wants to perform in the IPL to seek the attention of selectors. Last year, Siraj rise from a needy family to Indian national cricket team captivated the entire nation. The son of an autorickshaw driver had defied all odds to fulfil his aim. Because of his remarkable IPL performance for the Hyderabad franchise he was given a debut match. For him, it was amazing to express as he shared the dressing room with Indian cricketers.
“My name came up late in the auctions. I thought I could have fetched more, considering that I had recently represented India. But, who cares? Money will come. I am happy that I have a chance to prove myself,” said Siraj to New Indian Express.
Want to get back into the Indian team: Siraj
Now, the youngster’s life has turned into a dream as his IPL exploits helped him to buy a bungalow in the city. “With the money I got last time, I bought a house for my parents and helped my big brother get married. It is only because of them and God’s grace that I have achieved whatever I have.” Meanwhile, The Hyderabad boy during his two T20Is with the Team India conceded 98 runs taking only two wickets. It was not an impressive debut for the 23-year-old.
“I want to be back in the team. What happened in the past will always be in the past. There is no use fretting over that. I have made up my mind that the day I wear the blue jersey again, I will not let it go. Chance nahi jaane doonga (I won’t let the chance go).” Right now, he set his plan for bowling during the IPL at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the IPL. “It’s a small ground. Many variations don’t work there. I will concentrate on my stock deliveries: bouncers and yorkers.”
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