Twitter gets divided on Mohammed Siraj giving hard look to Washington Sundar during India's warm-up game
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India XI was up against select County XI in a warm-up game that took place in Durham that ended in a draw. Though the match ended in a draw, day two of the warm-up game saw visiting side having an upper hand on the game. The day saw an unusual encounter between Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar. As Sundar is playing from the County side, Siraj didn’t leave any chance to give him a competitive stare.
The county side got wrapped up on 220 runs which handed them a trail of 91 runs on day two of the game. During the same sequence, when Siraj bowled to Sundar, he sort of sledged him and could be seen saying a few words which couldn’t be caught or heard on camera due to the angle. The same incident divided Twitter where one section added that the two teammates just had casual banter while the other added that it was inappropriate from Siraj’s end.
The Indian side was led by Rohit Sharma in the practice game as regular skipper Virat Kohli nursed his stiff back. On the other hand, Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was struggling with some hamstring issues. Both the players are expected to get fit by the starting of the first match which commences on August 04. It has to be noted that the warm-up games are set for the visiting side so that they can have an idea of the English conditions before the high-profile series.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the Washington Sundar-Mohammed Siraj incident
Mohammad Siraj exchanged a few words to Washington Sundar. pic.twitter.com/xC5EPuZeZI
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 21, 2021
— Ben Jones (@Daniel69crickea) July 21, 2021
Ye natunki kar ne ki kya jarurat? Career suru hua nehi sahi se attitude?jald hi khatam hoga
— Biplav (@biplavsethi5) July 21, 2021
Someone tell siraj his only his name is Washington otherwise he's also Indian .
— Namit Pareek 🦁💛 (@iamnamit_7) July 21, 2021
Arey bhai actual me opponents thodna ho 🤦🏻♂️.
— ηαмαη – ICT 🇮🇳 CSK 💛 (@Mr_unknown23_) July 21, 2021
Miyan Bhai zyada hi serious ho gaya😂😂
— Krishna Khandelwal 😎 (@KrishnaHitman2) July 21, 2021
Poor rcbians things his capt goes banter with ind players this wrst credit goes to virat only
— ThankUDhoni🙌🙌🙌(CSK💛) (@urstrulyTSK) July 21, 2021
England team is not ready for Siraj's aggression. 🔥
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar4800) July 21, 2021
Siraj has no sports etiquette or play decorum, rustic attitude n ready to pick) up probs, a nuisance to d players he plays with. He is swollen with pride n d feeling of being best ever.
— Clara Fernandez (@clarajacin128) July 23, 2021
Guys Cool ! why would he abuse Washy it was just a normal bunter.. nothing at all.. keep your hates away
— Ashraful Islam (@imAshraf_Vk) July 21, 2021
Siraj thinking himself as number one test player, getting chance thr sympathy not his talent, compared to sundar he is nothing
— makesh (@makesh95667273) July 22, 2021
The warm-up game saw Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul shining with the bat. Jadeja came up with classy fifties in both the innings while Rahul smashed a century in the first innings of the game. Umesh Yadav remained impressive with the ball and English opener Haseeb Hameed rocked the show with a stunning century in the first innings of the game.
It will be a thing to see how India will match shoulders with England in the five-match Test series starting from August 04 which will mark the commencement of the 2021-23 cycle of the WTC.