It’s helpful for the team – Mohammed Siraj on the bond between Indian bowlers
It was a special day for Mohammed Siraj as India made merry against Sri Lanka in the grand finale of the Asia Cup 2023. As India lifted the continental crown, the Indian fans were in absolute raptures, celebrating a famous win. It was the eighth continental triumph for the Men in Blue in Asia Cup, while for Siraj, it was more than that, it was a glimpse of the historic dreamland from up close.
Awarded the Player of the Match for his crucial six-fer, Siraj was gleeful about his exploits as he spoke on how he managed to produce the historic spell that left Sri Lanka tottering and wobbling. He also shed some light on the importance of the bonding between the Indian fast bowlers.
Talking at the post-match presentation, Siraj said, “No biryani here. Have been bowling well since a long time. Was missing the edges earlier. But found them today. The wicket was seaming earlier, but there was swing today.”
He further added, “Thought that I will bowl fuller because of the swing. When there's good bonding between fast bowlers, it's helpful for the team.”
He also talked about the one ball in the four-wicket over where Siraj himself ran all the way from the bowling crease to try and stop the ball from trickling away. He said, “I was thinking it would be great if I could stop the boundary.”
Siraj concluded on a note of thanks to the groundsmen, adding, “My best spell. This cash prize goes to the groundsmen. This tournament wouldn't have been possible without them.”