Mohammed Siraj names Colin de Grandhomme as his funniest RCB teammate
He also named Khaleel Ahmed as the laziest Indian cricketer.
Updated - Apr 21, 2020 8:15 pm
India pacer Mohammed Siraj plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was supposed to be playing in the T20 extravaganza now but the Coronavirus pandemic has led to the tournament being suspended until further notice. The lockdown enforced in the country has left the cricketers with no option but to stay at home and Siraj is also doing the same.
As far as his IPL career is concerned, he has also played for Sunrisers Hyderabad before the RCB secured his services ahead of the 2018 season for Rs 2.6 crore. After playing for a couple of seasons for the franchise led by Virat Kohli, Siraj seems to be enjoying his stint.
And when asked about his funniest teammate at the RCB over the last two IPL editions, the 26-year-old was quick to name New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. It seems that the duo enjoyed spending time together in the same dressing room. Unfortunately, Grandhomme was released after two underwhelming seasons with the franchise and went unsold in the IPL 2020 auction as well.
Mohammed Siraj picks laziest Indian cricketer and his close friends
During live Instagram session with CricTracker, Mohammed Siraj picked his dear friend Khaleel Ahmed as the laziest Indian cricketer according to him. The duo was picked in the India’s ODI squad together during Australia tour last year and they seem to have enjoyed their time together. Interestingly, Siraj had replaced Khaleel itself to make his ODI debut at the Adelaide Oval.
The Hyderabad cricketer also picked Khaleel as one of his best friends in the Indian team with the leg-spinnner Yuzvendra Chahal being the other. Chahal and Mohammed Siraj as also teammates at the RCB and have played together for a couple of seasons now and both share a special camaraderie. Siraj had also invited Chahal for dinner at home along with Virat Kohli and a few other RCB players in 2018.
The pace bowler would’ve hoped to renuite with his mates in the IPL once again but the pandemic has disrupted his plans and the long wait continues for the tournament to commence this year.