Twitter trolls Mohammed Siraj for a poor ODI debut against Australia in Adelaide
Siraj ended up with dismal figures of 0/76 in his ten overs.
Updated - Jan 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Mohammed Siraj was handed over his ODI debut against Australia in the second game at the Adelaide Oval. He replaced the left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed in the line-up who looked stiff and was also ordinary with the ball in the series opener. However, Siraj like his first T20I, endured a poor outing in the field, conceding 76 runs in his 10 overs and also went wicketless during his spell.
He was the first change bowler for the Men in Blue and was straightaway attacked by the home side. The likes of Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh were all over Siraj as the debutant was too short. Whenever the pacer pitched the ball up, he was threatening but may be Siraj was too nervous on his debut and looked under-cooked. After a poor first spell, Kohli opted for spin from both the ends and held him back for the death overs.
Mohammed Siraj was brought back for two spells later in the innings by the captain but to no avail. In his second spell, Marsh, who was set, took the toll on him while Glenn Maxwell also smashed him for sixes and a plethora of fours. However, it seemed that he was bowling with a plan in the death overs.
He kept it wide from the batsmen and executed it really well. But with the batsmen in the mood to smother the white ball, Maxwell launched him into the stands to pile on the agony. A few decent deliveries showed that the 24-year-old was trying hard to get it right. One of his slower deliveries also led to the umpire giving Maxwell out leg-before.
However, it wasn’t his day at the Adelaide Oval. The batsman reviewed the decision and the ball was going down the leg-side. Siraj ended with dismal figures of 0/76 in his ten overs and had a forgettable debut. Nevertheless, it must’ve been a good learning curve for him. Meanwhile, Twitter trolled him hilariously for a poor outing in the second ODI.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
I do not understand this haste to blood youngsters without them even having a great economy record at the List A level. Siraj averages 5.47 at List A level. https://t.co/W0r8DnH804
— Sanjay Dixit संजय (@Sanjay_Dixit) January 15, 2019
Why siraj selected kaul is a better option we have
— Amit Kumar Sahu (@AmitKum12013388) January 15, 2019
When CSK players were making it to the Indian team, people said Dhoni was showing favoritism. Will that be said about Siraj making it to the team now or will people only talk about his India 'A' performances?
— Sripad (@falsewinger) January 15, 2019
Mohammad Siraj career:
1/53 in T20I
1/45 in T20I
1/50 in T20I
0/76 in ODI
— Sikandar Khosa (@SikandrKhosa) January 15, 2019
– Second most runs conceded by an Indian on T20I debut (53/1 v NZ , Rajkot, 2017)
– Second most runs conceded by an Indian on ODI debut (76/0 v Aus, Adelaide, 2019)#AUSvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 15, 2019
This game reassured a few chinks for us.
1. Bumrah is HUGE.
2. Siraj is a liability.
3. Kuldeep needs a partner.
4. Not Jaddu, need Chahal.
5. Kedar has to play as the 6th bowling option.
7. Virat is still reactive, not proactive.
Number 6 is our problem everywhere 🤷🏻♂️ #AUSvIND
— Vinod Ramnath (@NaanumEngineer) January 15, 2019
Mohammed Siraj on debut –
In T20Is – 54 runs in 4 over – 2nd most expensive for India
In ODIs – 76 runs in 10 overs – 2nd most expensive for India #AUSvIND
— Muneeb🇵🇰 (@IamMuneebLali) January 15, 2019
— Balu Mahendra (@balumahendra_v) January 15, 2019
@BCCI I don’t KNOW what is the COMPULSION Behind INCLUDING MOHAMMAD SIRAJ????
— sanjay patel (@suratwala1) January 15, 2019
Mohammad Siraj goes for 76 runs in his debut match, meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav sits in pavilion twiddling his thumbs. Bring him in place of Karthik and you get 5-6 overs of spin and the tail becomes shorter #AUSvIND
— Jatin Sharma (@jatincricket) January 15, 2019
— Shivam (@shivam1794) January 15, 2019
I believe kholi is determined to win IPL this time by giving some practice matches to #siraj before IPL begins..
— Gowtham (@Gowtham53215299) January 15, 2019
Siraj proved today that he has RCB blood like his predecessor Umesh Yadav..#AUSvIND
— Direct Hit (@bevdashastri) January 15, 2019
Donno why Siraj again.
He is God like Ishant Sharma.#AUSvIND
— Dindigul Cinemas (@DindigulCinemas) January 15, 2019
Just because siraj plays for RCB. Hmm. @silentpredatorz
— Akil Senthil (@alwaysakil) January 15, 2019