The fast-growing step Mohammed Siraj is ready to enter the hard courts and take full advantage of the opportunities that will help him realize his long-cherished dream of becoming the tallest Indian in India.
The 27-year-old has played five tests, one ODI and three T20I for India so far, after debuting in the shortest format against New Zealand in November 2017.
“Jasper Bumra always stood by me when I was bowling. He told me to stick to the basics and not do anything extra. It’s good to learn from such an experienced player,” Siraj said in a video posted by RCB on his official Twitter account. handle.
“I even played with Ishant Sharma, he played 100 tests. It was nice to share the locker room with him. My dream is to be the tallest player of the weekend for India and I will work hard when I have the opportunity.”
A key rhythm for RCB, Siraj, who has caught 39 leashes in 35 IPL matches, said he was low-confidence when he first joined the team, but a good performance against KKR lifted his spirits.
“Last year, when I joined RCB, I didn’t have confidence. But when I started bowling with the new ball, I also bowled on a leash, which helped me a lot,” he said.
“And then the performance against KKR gave me a lot of confidence. The culture of the team here is so good that everyone got together and discussed things like Virat.”
Siraj said he would seek to continue his aggressive bowling after receiving good feedback from RCB’s cotton consultant Sanjay Bangar.
“I talked to Sanjay, sir. He told me my rhythm was good. I meet after so long, but you make the same effort as you did for the Indian team. Your rhythm, aggression and confidence … everything looks good, so keep going. so. “
Siraj is in an impressive series after debuting in Australia last December.
It was an emotional tour for Siraj, as he had lost his father during quarantine in Australia.
“During a tour in Australia, I was quarantined and when we came back from training, I realized that my father had died. Unfortunately, no one could come to my room,” Siraj said.
“I called home and my fiancé, my mother supported me a lot and they told me that I had to fulfill my father’s dream to see me play for India.”
Speaking about his relationship with Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj said: “Sir Arun treats me like a son. When I talk to him, it boosts my self-esteem.
When he was in Hyderabad, he always told me to focus on the line and the length.
“I want to play all three formats for India. Whatever opportunities I get, I want to give my 100 percent and catch them with both hands. There is a series against England after the IPL, I will do my best.”
Speaking about bio-bubble life, Siraj said: “Life with bubbles is really hard because it can’t come out. But it helps players get stronger. Now there’s more time to think about performance.
“I worked hard on my gym during the lock, when I bowled during the test series (Australia), I realized how much it helped me,” he concluded.