After destroying Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI, Rohit Sharma praises Mohammed Siraj. Rohit praised the Indian pacer and stated that he is still working on his game, which is wonderful for the squad.
In the third and final game of the series, Team India ran riot against a listless Sri Lanka, completing another whitewash of the visitors. While the batsmen, particularly Virat Kohli, hammered the visitors in the first innings, Mohammed Siraj stunned the Lankans in the second innings with a spectacular spell of fast bowling. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma lauded him as a ‘unique talent’ despite the bowler losing out on a historic fifer.
In the series decider, Rohit Sharma led from the front, forming a dominant stand with Shubman Gill. The latter went on to score a brilliant century, his second in ODIs and his first on Indian soil. However, it was former Indian captain Virat Kohli’s record-breaking performance that drove India to a scary total. The Indian captain was thrilled with the series victory and complimented on Mohammed Siraj’s improvement, who was one of India’s stars in the three-match series.
“It was a fantastic series for us. There are several advantages. We bowled effectively, took wickets when we needed them, and seeing the batsmen pile up the runs throughout the series was entertaining. It was great to see how he (Siraj) bowled, and he earned all of those slips. He is a rare talent, and the manner he has risen in recent years is encouraging. He’s improved from game to game, which is great for Indian cricket,” Rohit remarked after the last game of the three-match series.
Siraj has a couple tricks under his sleeve that he is working on, and they are visible: Rohit
Siraj returned with outstanding bowling stats of 4/32 in 10 overs, almost missing out on a five-for. Throughout the series, he was a bother for the Sri Lankan hitters and India’s trump card with the ball. Rohit praised the Indian pacer and stated that he is still working on his game, which is wonderful for the squad.
“We tried everything (to acquire his fifer), but it didn’t work out. But he has all four wickets, and fifers will arrive. He has a couple tricks under his sleeve that he is working on, and they are visible. We’ll go right to work (for the next series) and observe how the pitch is, then decide on the combinations. “They (NZ) are coming off a series victory in Pakistan, so it will not be an easy challenge,” the Indian skipper continued.