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Mohammed Siraj Decides To Stay Back With Team India In Australia After Father’s Death

Mohammed Siraj was named within the 18-man squad for the 4-match Test sequence in Australia.© Twitter

Mohammed Siraj, who’s in Sydney with the Indian squad for the upcoming sequence towards Australia, suffered a private loss as his father died on Friday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a press launch on Saturday and stated that the fast-bowler was supplied the choice to fly again house however he determined to stick with the group in Australia. “Team India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj lost his father on Friday after a brief illness. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had a discussion with Siraj and he was offered the option of flying back and be with his family in this hour of grief,” the BCCI stated in a media assertion.


“The fast bowler has decided to stay with the Indian contingent and continue performing his national duties. The BCCI shares his grief and will be supportive of Siraj in this extremely challenging phase.” 

On Saturday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to jot down a condolence message for the Hyderabad pacer.

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

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina additionally took to Twitter to supply his condolences to Mohammed Siraj and his household. 

“Extremely sad to hear about Mohammed Siraj’s father’s demise. May god give him strength to deal with this loss. My condolences to him & his family,” Raina wrote on Twitter.


Siraj was not named within the limited-overs squads for the upcoming tour of Australia however the 26-year-old managed to discover a place within the 18-man squad for the four-match Test sequence. 

The almost two-month lengthy tour will begin with the ODI sequence, beginning November 27. The first Test of the four-match sequence will start on December 17.

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