The Indian cricket team’s pace bowling of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj played key role in helping the Indian team win the 1st One Day International (ODI) match of the 3 match series vs Australia in Mumbai.
After the Indian cricket team’s brilliant win the 4 match Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series, the Men in Blue returned to action in the 50 overs format, still without the service of their best bowler in the recent past Jasprit Bumrah, who has not featured for the Indian team since last September 2022.
All the responsibility of leading the Indian bowling attack was on Siraj and Shami, mostly on the latter as he is more experienced one. The duo took 3 wickets each in the match and helped Team India fold out Australia for just 188 runs.
Had it been not for them, Australia could have posted a huge total on the board and as we saw in the 2nd inning, batting on that Wankhede surface was not easy in the 2nd inning.
However, it was a grit and determination from KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja that helped Team India somehow chase the target down and won the match by 5 wickets despite losing 4 wickets for just 39 runs.
However, the role of Mohammed Siraj and Shami were really important and the two did certainly stood-up to it. Shami is very well sharing his experience with his younger compatriot.
He continues to advice the Hyderabad pacer even off the field and that’s what we saw when the two record in a video discussion show by the BCCI. In a video post by BCCI, Mohammed Shami talked with Siraj about his celebration after taking a wicket.
Siraj is quite famous for his celebration after taking a wicket as the bowler pull off a inner Cristiano Ronaldo and his ‘Siuuu’ celebration.
Upon asked his secret behind the Ronaldo celebration, Siraj let know Shami that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker is favourite footballer that’s why he uses Ronaldo’s celebration, “My celebration is simple. I’m a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo so I try to follow him. When i castle a batter, I celebrate the wicket in that fashion.”
However, like a dearly father, Shami suggested the 29-years-old pacer not to jump like that as it can cause injury and can ruin his career.
“Ek advice hain, acha baat hain aap kisi k fan hain. As a fast bowler aapko yeh jumpo se thoda sa duur rehna chahiye (I want to give you an advice. It’s good that you are someone’s fan. But as a fast bowler you need to keep yourself away from such jumps),” said Shami.
Mohammed Siraj X Cristiano Ronaldo.#Ronaldo #MohammedSiraj pic.twitter.com/9xTgzAGM5N— cric monty (@cricmonty) March 17, 2023