Mohammed Siraj makes history as the first IPL bowler to secure 2 maidens in one match

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj
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Royal Challengers Bangalore pace bowler Mohammed Siraj dismantled Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with his fiery spell during the 39th Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday night. He claimed three wickets in his first two overs, reducing the opponent to 14 for 4 inside the power play.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj


However, with this, he has etched his name in the record books as well. His brilliance helped him become the first-ever bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to register two maiden overs. To limelight his stunning spell, the RCB franchise took to their social media account and shared his achievement.

While sharing a tweet, they added, “He’s bowled 12 deliveries, picked 3 wickets and is yet to concede a run off the bat!”

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He came in the playing eleven in place of Shahbaz Ahmad and he was determined to prove his calibre to the world. Mohammed Siraj came to bowl the second over of the KKR innings and at first, he dismissed the opener, Rahul Tripathi, on the third ball of the over with an outswinger and then bowled out Nitish Rana off the very next delivery with an inswinger. With this, his first over became a double wicket-maiden as KKR were seen struggling at 3/2.

His next over witnessed another dismissal. He bowled a stunning delivery to Tom Banton (10) who was caught by AB de Villiers. And once again, he didn’t allow the batsmen score a  single run against him and thus, he made the record to bowl two maiden overs in the history of the cash-rich league.

However, after the match, Player of the Match Mohammed Siraj revealed what Kohli told him before giving him the new ball.

“First I want to thank Allah for my performance. Then thanks to Virat for giving me the new ball. I have been practising a lot with the new ball. We hadn’t planned that I will open but when we went out, Virat bhai said Miyan ready ho jao. [Sir, get ready.]. The ball to Rana was very good. Executed exactly what I had planned,” Siraj said.

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