Mohammed Siraj was at his greatest within the Asia Cup 2023 last as he blew away Sri Lanka in a storm that noticed them getting skittled out for simply 50 on Sunday, September 17 in Colombo. Siraj, who registered fourth-best figures in ODI cricket by an Indian and second greatest in Asia Cup historical past, turned the primary Indian bowler to take 4 wickets in an over as Sri Lankan batters did not have a clue to his seam and swing.
Amid his record-breaking spell, Delhi Police additionally jumped on the ‘Siraj appreciation’ bandwagon with a tweet that has gone viral on the web. “No pace challans for #Siraj at the moment,” wrote Delhi Police’s official deal with on X (Twitter).
Chasing 50 runs to win, Staff India openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill tracked down the goal very quickly because the Males in Blue achieved their greatest win when it comes to balls left whereas chasing in ODI cricket.
After his spell, Siraj talked about that in Trivandrum earlier this yr in opposition to the identical opposition, he missed out on a fifer, however made positive to realize his maiden five-wicket haul within the format.
“Seems like a dream. Final time I did the identical in opposition to Sri Lanka at Trivandrum. Received 4 wickets early however could not get the five-for. Realised you get what’s in your future. Didn’t strive an excessive amount of at the moment. I’ve all the time regarded for swing in white-ball cricket. Didn’t discover a lot within the earlier video games. However at the moment it was swinging, and I received extra wickets with the outswinger. Wished to make the batters drive,” Siraj mentioned.
Siraj was adjudged the participant of the match and he gave his prize cash to the groundsmen, who labored relentlessly all through the event in Colombo and Kandy to get the grounds prepared very quickly amid heavy rains within the area.
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