Little Master Sachin Tendulkar on Monday heaped reward on Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur after the duo mixed to select 9 wickets whereas bundling out Australia for 294. Shardul took 4 whereas Siraj picked his maiden five-for on day 4 of the fourth Test at The Gabba, as India have been set a 328-run goal. The legendary batsman congratulated Siraj for his feat and showered reward on Shardul, saying that his efficiency has stored the match and extra importantly the Test sequence alive.
“Well done Mohd. Siraj on your 1st fifer and @imShard on your important all-round performance which has kept the Test rather interesting so far and more importantly, the Test series alive,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Last week, whereas analysing Siraj’s bowling, Tendulkar had stated that it was the Indian pacer’s skill and never pitch that introduced the ball in on the opening day of ultimate Test.
The legendary Indian batsman praised Siraj and defined how the Indian speedster was capable of bowl the inswing on day one of many fourth Test.
“When Mohammed Siraj was bowling, I had a couple of guys say that the ball hit the crack and it nipped back something which I observed was completely different. Mohammed Siraj, when he was bowling outswingers, (reflecting on the shiny surface of the ball) this is the shiny side and what he would do is he would get his fingers behind the ball and release it,” Tendulkar stated in a video posted on his Twitter.
“So the seam is pointing towards first slip, or sometimes second slip, and when he wanted to bowl in cutter which moves off the seam, instead of going behind the ball he went off the pitch,” he added.
In the ultimate session on Monday, with rain enjoying spoilsport, the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill may face simply 1.5 overs earlier than the umpires determined to name for early stumps. India want 324 runs on the ultimate day with 10 wickets within the bag at Australia’s fortress — The Gabba.
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