Mohammad Siraj loses father following lung ailment, pacer stranded in Australia

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj
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Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj, who is currently in Australia with the Indian squad for the upcoming four-match Test series, lost his father Mohammed Ghouse on Friday. Ghouse aged only 53 when he breathed his last and died due to a lung ailment. While belonging from a humble background, Ghouse always supported Mohammed Siraj as a cricketer and also backed his son’s dream with his limited resources.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

“Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his father. The entire RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan,” Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted that, for which Siraj plays in the cash-rich league Indian Premier League.

However, this is certainly shocking news for the young pacer, Siraj who won’t even return to his home for the last rites of his father in Hyderabad due to quarantine rules and regulations. The Indian squad, meanwhile in the middle of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period, which started since last week (November 13) when they arrived in Sydney after the conclusion of 2020 edition of Indian Premier League in Dubai.

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However, Team India has been training in isolation too on the outskirts of the city of Sydney. Notably, they will play three One Day Internationals, as many Twenty Internationals and four Tests, starting from November 27. But the team wouldn’t get the service of their captain Virat Kohli for the last three Test matches. The first Test will be played in Adelaide with a pink ball.

Virat Kohli will play the limited-overs series and the first Test and after that, he will return to the country. His parental leave has been granted by the BCCI as he is going to be a father soon with his actor wife Anushka Sharma in early January next year. Meanwhile, Kohli’s decision came under the scanner as many raised questions on this matter. However, former India batsman VVS Laxman and Australia head coach Justin Langer has backed the decision of Virat Kohli.

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