Have I come as a replacement for Virat Bhai? Remembering Test debut, Mohammad Siraj said
Mohammad Siraj made his debut in the second Test in Melbourne on Australia tour in 2020-21. Siraj had to wait a long time for bowling in his debut. At that time negative thoughts came in his mind.
In a latest interview, the star bowler of the Indian team, Mohammad Siraj, recalled the Test debut and told how he had to wait a long time to bowl in the first Test of his career. Mohammad Siraj, who made his T20 debut for India in 2017 and ODI debut in 2019, made his Test debut in 2020. In the first Test of his career, Mohammad Siraj had to wait a long time for bowling. At that time, Siraj was very disappointed with this.
Mohammad Siraj became desperate in Test debut
Siraj has said in an interview to Gaurav Kapoor, “I was given the debut cap by Engineer (R Ashwin). Don’t do your bowling in the first session. Jassi (Jasprit Bumrah) bowled five overs and Umesh Bhaiya bowled five overs. Then Ash Bhaiya came and then Jassi Bhaiya came. Then I thought am I playing Virat Bhai’s replacement? In the break, Ajju (Ajinkya Rahane) said – Mian, from one end, you have to put me. I enjoyed a lot in the first 3-4 overs. Then realized what I had to do and finally got the first wicket of Marnus Labuschagne’s Test career.
Siraj made his debut in the Boxing Day Test
Let us tell you that Mohammad Siraj made his debut in the Boxing Day Test on Australia tour in 2020-21. The second Test match played against Australia in Melbourne was the first Test of Siraj’s career. Siraj took five wickets in his debut match itself. Siraj took 2 wickets for 40 runs in 15 overs in the first innings and 3 wickets for 37 runs in 21.2 overs in the second innings. Virat Kohli was on break in Mohammad Siraj’s debut match. He returned to India because of the birth of his daughter.