Mohammed Siraj, the seamer of Royal Challengers Bangalore, gave a stunning bowling show against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. Mohammed Siraj refuted every one of his critics with his standout performance. He received the man of the match award for his magnificent spell of bowling after the match on Wednesday. After the award ceremony, Siraj expressed gratitude to Allah for the same.
Mohammed Siraj came for bowling in the second over. He shared the new ball with Chris Morris. Siraj took two wickets in that over, dismissing Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana for a golden duck. He cornered the KKR batsmen, and they couldn’t recuperate from his bowling spell. In his next, the right-arm seamer sent back Tom Banton. Banton had hit a four and a six before going back to the pavilion.
The two-time IPL champion managed to pile up 84 runs in 20 overs, losing eight wickets. Captain Eoin Morgan became the top-scorer for KKR, scoring 30 runs off 34 balls. He continued running out of his teammates’ support on the other end. For RCB, Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal shared a stand of 46 runs. Virat Kohli and Gurkeerat Singh remained at the crease till they scripted the win for their side. RCB won the match by eight wickets.
Mohammed Siraj thanked Allah and Virat Kohli for his performance
Mohammed Siraj, who ended the game with stunning bowling figures of 4-2-8-3, expressed his gratitude to Allah for his performance and then Virat Kohli for trusting him with the new ball. The 26-year old shared that he was practicing a lot with the new ball. It was a spontaneous decision by RCB to open their bowling with him. He further shared that he executed the delivery perfectly to Nitish Rana, which hit the off-stump.
“First I want to thank Allah for my performance. Then thanks to Virat for giving me the new ball. I have been practising a lot with the new ball. We hadn’t planned that I will open but when we went out, Virat bhai said Miyan ready ho jao. [Sir, get ready.]. The ball to Rana was very good. Executed exactly what I had planned,” Siraj told in the post-match presentation.