Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday praised the young bowler Mohammed Siraj for his rise in Test cricket and called him fearless.
Siraj, who made his Test debut in Melbourne last year, is on the track after picking up an eight-wicket match against England in the second Test at Lord’s.
Although the bowler missed one wicket in each of his innings because he got his name on the Lord’s honor, he impressed experts and fans with his incredible play.
Really happy to see Mohammed Siraj come to his senses: Virat Kohli
Kohli said he was pleased to see the transfer of Siraj and said he would be a danger to opposition batsmen in the coming days.
“I’m really happy to see him come to his senses, he’s going to be this kind of bowler, who’s in your face and what guys want out and who’s not scared, he’s not going to deteriorate,” Kohli said during ” a press conference for virtual media before the third test.
Not surprised by the growth of Mohammed Siraj: Virat Kohli
England’s Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler looked determined on the increase in the final hour of the session and it looked as if the hosts would force a draw, but Siraj ensured the match was won by India as he returned to Moeen’s wickets. Ali and Sam Curran.
He later took the wicket of Buttler, England’s last recognized batsman, before knocking down James Anderson’s backstroke to give India a 151-run victory.
Kohli, who plays with Siraj in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), said he was not surprised by Siraj’s growth and reckons the Hyderabad bowler could fire anyone at any time.
‘I was not at all surprised (with his growth) because I saw him up close. He is a man who has always had the skill. You need the confidence to support this skill; the Australian series gave him the boost and confidence, ”said Kohli.
“He walks around knowing that he can pull anyone out at any stage and the faith in his game has been elevated to another level, so you can see the results of what he is doing,” the captain added.
According to Kohli’s revelation, India will most likely remain unchanged in the third Test against England at Headingley in Leeds.