India pulled off an improbable victory on the fifth day of the Lord’s Test match versus England and won the Test by a huge margin of 151 runs. It was the bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj, who were instrumental in bundling out England for a mere 120. Earlier with the bat in hand, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah put on an unbroken stand of 89 runs, which motivated skipper Virat Kohli and the team to come out all guns blazing.
Siraj had a good Test and ended up picking eight wickets in the match. The right-arm fast bowler was relentless with his pace and was Kohli’s go-to bowler when it came to picking wickets. Fittingly, also he picked up the last wicket of James Anderson to cap off a memorable come from behind victory for India.
As with the players these days, they instantly take to social media to post pictures of the victory. Siraj too shared a few pictures on his official Instagram account and gave a fitting caption for the post too: “MAGIC is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen What a win, total team effort.”
Popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was quick to comment on Siraj’s post and labelled him a ‘Phenom’. Indeed, the right-arm fast bowler displayed aggression and fire by consistently clocking speeds of above 140 against English batters. He was also not shy to express his emotions and having a go or two with England players.
Burst onto the scene during the Australia tour, Siraj has impressed one and all with his pace and smart variations. He has so far picked 27 wickets in seven Test matches.