Star Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj has become the talk of the town in the cricketing fraternity since his iconic and historic performance yesterday in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka. Siraj completely ripped off the Sri Lankan batting lineup, bowling the historic six balls in his second over of the spell, in which he scalped 4 wickets in a single over.
The Hyderabad pacer ended up with impressive numbers, picking 6 wickets at the cost of just 21 runs in 7 overs, including a maiden over as well. On the backs of Siraj’s heroics, with a support of 1 and 3 wickets, claimed by Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, India bundled out the hosts, Sri Lanka at the score of just 50 runs in 15.2 overs.
Meanwhile, Siraj also made it to the headlines of social media for his amazing reply to a question asked by his teammate and star Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Notably, Siraj and Kuldeep were in a candid conversation after India lifted their eighth Asia Cup title with a 10-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final.
Here’s how the conversation unfolded between Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav
“Siraj, you are joint-fastest ever to pick 5 wickets in just 16 balls,” asked Kuldeep Yadav to Mohammed Siraj.
“This is called Miyan Magic,” replied Siraj followed by laughter from both him and Kuldeep.
Kuldeep Yadav said "Siraj, You are joint fastest ever to pick 5 wickets in just 16 balls".
Mohammad Siraj replied "This is called Miyan Magic". pic.twitter.com/BN2RelSZKv
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 18, 2023
Now, the 29-year-old star pacer will be in action with Team India in the upcoming three-match home ODI series against Australia, starting on Friday, September 22 with the first ODI at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Siraj is going to be a vital cog in the wheel for India in the quest for their World Cup title after a long wait of 12 years since they won ODI World Cup 2011, in India.
Siraj is expected to be among the leading wicket-takers in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. He will be leading India’s pace attack, alongside the star pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.
Here’s how fans reacted to Mohammed Siraj’s ‘Miyan Magic’ reply to Kuldeep Yadav:
The spell was indeed magical 👌
— GEETROCKKER (@GEETROCKKER) September 18, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav's praise for Mohammad Siraj's quick 5-wicket haul in 16 balls is well-deserved, and Siraj's response, calling it "Miyan Magic," adds a touch of camaraderie and excitement to their performance
— RUDRA💫 (@invincibl39) September 18, 2023
Asia witnessed Miyan Magic yesterday.
World will witness is next month ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/IaQtiTXMyd
— Extraa Cover (@ExtraaaCover) September 18, 2023
I'm sure Miyaan bhai will be one of the leading wicket takers in #WorldCup2023
All the best miyaan bhai @mdsirajofficial
— Ashwin Seth (@iamashwinseth) September 18, 2023
Isliye public bolti Miyan Miyan Miyan bhai
— Asm Farooqui (@AsmFar07) September 18, 2023
Magic magic ❤️❤️
— Xi Jingping (parody) (@jingpingaoc) September 18, 2023
This is really Miyan Magic and more
— Flitchatter (@flitchatter) September 18, 2023
छा गए मियां 🔥🔥
— Shekhar Gurjar (@shekhar16793) September 18, 2023
Incredible achievement! Siraj's extraordinary talent never fails to amaze us.
— Rahul (@RamtekeRahul1) September 18, 2023