Mohammed Siraj – Revolution in Hyderabad Cricket
Mohammed Siraj was born on the 13th of March in 1994; Siraj is a 27-year-old former international cricketer who has been serving the nation as a right-arm medium-fast pacer. Siraj hails from Hyderabad, India, and he is one of the most successful cricketers who belongs to Hyderabad and is mentioned in the top 10 cricket betting apps. There are plenty of records that are made by Mohammed Siraj in the domestic as well as an international cricketer.
The primary role of Siraj in the international team is a right-handed pace bowler; the player represents the state of Hyderabad in the domestic circuit. Moreover, there are thousands of records and interesting facts about the player that even his die-hard fans don’t know about. Below mentioned are some of the interesting and hidden facts about Mohammed Siraj, so without wasting any dues, let’s get started.
Born and Brought Up
Mohammed Siraj was born on the 13th of March in 1994 in the city Hyderabad, father of Siraj was an auto-rickshaw driver and mother of Siraj is a homemaker. Unfortunately, the father of Siraj recently died due to some health issue. His father was named Mohammed Ghaus, and his mother was named Shabana Begum. Siraj is immensely affectionate towards his parents, and there are millions of interviews and podcasts in which Siraj narrates his love towards his parents.
As mentioned ahead, the father of Mohammed Siraj was an auto-rickshaw driver, and he made millions of sacrifices to let his son pursue his passion as a full-time career. He belonged to a lower-middle-class family, and it was almost impossible for him to fulfill his dreams, but the young talent tried so hard that he made his place in the international Indian cricket team.
No Training From Coaches
Belonging to a lower-middle-class family, it was quite challenging for Mohammed to afford the fees of the cricket academy and coaches. The best option was that he learn the game by himself; there are only a few players in the cricket sport who have learned the basics of games just by themselves, and Mohammed Siraj is one of those players.
He started playing cricket with a tennis ball at first glance. He learned both basic and advanced skills of bowling from just a tennis ball, and later, he was exposed to the season ball. In no time, Mohammed Siraj mastered the mechanism of a season ball.
Beginning of Cricket Journey
While playing with a tennis ball, Siraj used to bat as well as bowl but later, when he was potent to join the cricket academy, he started his journey as a batsman. The coaches of the cricket academy noticed a huge potential in the player. He was asked to focus primarily as a bowler and then on batting. Siraj’s love for bowling kept rising, and he turned out to be a great pace bowler.
Mohammed Siraj performed his First-class debut in the Ranji trophy in session 2015-16, and he represented the Hyderabad team. However, the player failed miserably to impress the audience as well as the cricket fans. Later the player made his debut in the T-20 domestic circuit via the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
After an unimpressive start in the domestic circuit, he rugged shoes very hard in the stadium. In the next session of the Ranji trophy, Siraj made a successful comeback as Siraj was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament; he took 41 dismissals with an average of 18.90 runs.
- Ranji trophy fixed the limelight on Mohammed’s bowling skills, and he was just about to crack the biggest deal of his entire cricket career. He was signed by the Hyderabad based franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad at a price point of 2.5 crores.
- Later the player was signed by the Bangalore based franchise royal challengers Bangalore at a price point of 2.5 crores.
- The player bought a house for his family from his first income of the Indian premier league, and it was a proud moment for his family and loved ones.
Mohammed Siraj debuted his first international T-20 match against the team New Zealand, and the player took the crucial wicket of captain Kane Williamson. The player was quite expensive in the beginning match as he conceded one wicket off 52 runs in the match he played. Mohammed Siraj performed his test debut against the Australian Cricket team on the 26th of December 2020, and the fourth test he played against Australian, he took a five-wicket haul.
Mohammed Siraj debuted his first one-day international match against the Australian cricket team at the Adelaide Stadium on 15th of January 2019.