CRB Tech reviews would like to introduce before you, this auto-rickshaw driver’s son, who has struck gold with this years’ IPL edition. Get to know the full story by reading further.
In spite every one of the controversies encompassing the Indian Premier League, the T20 cricket competition has, in its now tenth year of presence, transformed numerous a slumdog into millionaires. The Pathan and Pandya siblings, Iqbal Adulla, Kamran Khan and Nathu Singh are amongst a large group of cricketers from poor family background, whose lives have been changed completely.
The most recent in this lengthy rundown of players is Hyderabad’s Mohammed Siraj. The 22-year-old struck gold when he was pouched by Sunrisers Hyderabad for an incredible Rs 2.6 crore – his base cost was simply Rs 20 lakh. Guess what? He happens to be the son of an auto-rickshaw driver!
The defining moment for Siraj came when he was chosen to play in the one-day league for Col Acrylic three seasons back. Naturally talented, the right-arm quick bowler took to the amusement as a duck takes to the water. The following season he played for Charminar Cricket Club in the two-day long league and things moved speedily for him.
Siraj produced extraordinary pace and that got the consideration of the selectors. He was grabbed for the U-23 likely’ team and got a five wicket haul which helped him get a billet in the Hyderabad U-23 team. He kept on grabbing wickets consistently and turned into a lead bowler for the team.
What is entrancing about the youth’s journey so far is that he has never been to any training academy.
“I was fascinated with the game from a young age but didn’t get an opportunity to go in for any formal coaching. My parents wanted me to study and get a good job so that I could help the family financially. But I was smitten by cricket and used to play ‘gulli’ (street) cricket with a tennis ball in our area.
“However, I managed to complete my intermediate from Shafa Junior College but was not much into studies. My passion was to play cricket at the highest level,” this is what he had to say.
His Ranji Trophy appearance for Hyderabad against Services in November 2015 didn’t go well as he bagged away a lone wicket, however, that didn’t stop this kid. Things, be that as it may, fell set up with the appointment of Bharat Arun as the head coach of the Hyderabad team this season. Siraj was a member of the troika of pacers who helped Hyderabad walk into the quarters of the Ranji Trophy. He stowed 41 wickets this season.
Finally, one can say that all his efforts have been paid well! Thanks to IPL!
CRB Tech reviews wishes this kid, all the best for his future career.