Bereaved Siraj decides to stay back in Australia, Ganguly lauds his ‘character’ | BCCI said- asked Siraj to come back after father’s death, but he refused for the sake of the country

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Mohammed Ghose (53), the father of fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (26), who was included in the Test team, died in Hyderabad on Friday. He had been battling lung disease for a long time.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Saturday praised Mohammed Siraj’s decision to stay on tour to Australia, even after his father’s death. He said that Siraj was asked to return to his home, his family in this hour of grief, but he refused to return for the sake of national duty.

Mohammed Ghose (53), the father of fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (26), who was included in the Test team, died in Hyderabad on Friday. He had been battling lung disease for a long time.

Board paid tribute
In the media release of the board, Shah said that the board discussed with Siraj and gave him the option of coming back to spend time with his family. But he decided to fulfill his obligations with the Indian party. He said that the board is with him and his family in this time of grief.

Ganguly also appreciated
Board President Sourav Ganguly also tweeted on Friday, praising Siraj’s decision and expressed condolences to him. He tweeted that Siraj gets the power to get out of this sad moment. I wish him success on his tour to Australia. Great personality.

I will fulfill my father’s dream: Siraj
Siraj also lost his elder brother at the age of 7. He said, “Father always had only one wish and he always used to say that my son will brighten the name of the country.” I will fulfill my father’s wish. ”

Father fulfills my dream by driving a rickshaw
Siraj, who comes from Toli Chowki, a small township in Hyderabad, said, “I know that father has worked hard to fulfill my dream.” He used to ride a rickshaw. The news of his death is a big shock to me. I lost the biggest support of my life. ”

Siraj took 39 wickets in 35 matches in IPL.
Siraj took 41 wickets in the 2016–17 Ranji season. After this he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL for 2.6 million rupees. Siraj played 35 matches in the league, taking 39 wickets. He took 3 wickets in 3 T20s for Team India. Siraj also played an ODI, in which no wickets could be taken.

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