File photo of Mohammed Siraj and his father

Saluting India quick bowler Mohammed Siraj’s robust character for deciding to remain again with the Indian facet in Australian regardless of his father’s demise, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday wished him properly for the upcoming four-match Test collection.

Siraj’s father Mohammed Ghous handed away on Friday. The 53-year-old who was an autorickshaw driver earlier than Siraj’s cricketing profession took flight, misplaced the battle to a lung ailment.

Siraj, who’s a part of the Indian Test facet couldn’t fly again to India for the funeral because of the quarantine guidelines in place.

“May Mohammed Siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss..lots of good wishes for his success in this trip.. tremendous character,” Ganguly tweeted.


Siraj has performed one ODI and three T20Is for India. The pacer is but to take a wicket within the 50-over format, however he has three wickets in T20Is.

The 26-year-old just lately performed the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

He managed to take 11 wickets from 9 matches this season for the Virat Kohli-led facet.

The Indian squad is at the moment in the midst of a 14-day quarantine interval in Australia and all gamers have been coaching in Sydney with a watch on the protocols put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. India and Australia are slated to lock horns in three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Tests.

India will play three ODIs (beginning November 27) and as many T20Is earlier than the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the four-match Tests begins on December 17.

(With ANI inputs)

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