Bharat Arun, a former bowling coach for India, has revealed an intriguing tale involving Mohammed Siraj. Arun revealed that the Indian pacer, who was already competing for the India A team, kept pushing for his selection. Siraj had always wished for him to be selected for the senior National team.
When Ravi Shastri served as the head coach, Arun was Team India’s bowling coach. Virat Kohli was the team’s captain at the time, and they achieved remarkable success.
Siraj had taken 41 wickets for Hyderabad in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, Arun remembered. The pacer, in the opinion of the former bowling coach, still needed some finishing.
Following my success for Hyderabad, I joined the Indian team to watch Siraj play whileArun stated this on the Cricbuzz show “Rise of New India”: “Every time he did well in a match, he would call me and ask, “Sir, when are you calling me?”
There, I questioned. , said, “On the Indian team, sir.” When will I have the opportunity? I advised him to take more wickets and make an impression in India. You’ll be there for a tour,” he continued.
I considered him to have performed above and beyond while representing India A each time he bowled a strong stint. I recall one such call where Ravi Shastri asking me, “Kaun hai yeh? “(Who is he?)” asked Arun.
Siraj, this is the backdrop and he’s calling to ask when he can come over, I said.constituted the Indian team. You have to give him credit for his confidence, Ravi said, among other things he said to me. Whoever it is that thinks they can phone me and inquire, “When are you calling me?” That’s assurance,'” he said in conclusion.
At the moment, Mohammad Siraj is competing in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. In Australia’s first innings of the series opener in Nagpur, the 28-year-old bowler only claimed one wicket. India secured a 2-0 series lead and the BGT by the end of the four-match set.