Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar praised the young Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj for his excellent bowling performance at Lord’s and called him a fast learner.
Siraj were up against the English batsmen at Lord’s, where they scored an eight-wicket match when India won by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Mohammed Siraj rustled England’s lower batting line-up
In the second innings, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler built an important partnership to enforce a draw in the final session, but Siraj got the wickets of Ali and Sam Curran on consecutive balls to bring India back.
Later, Siraj got the wicket from Buttler, England’s last recognized batsman, before knocking down James Anderson when England were bowled out for 120.
Mohammed Siraj learns quickly and adapts well to situations: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar said Siraj is adapting quickly to the situations of different venues and has developed himself as a bowler since making his debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in December 2020.
“Siraj learns quickly and adapts well to situations. He became a fast learner. Fast bowlers have a period in which they develop very quickly. “You look at them and you know they are a different bowler now,” Tendulkar told the PTI news agency.
‘They have the window where they’re developing, and the window is currently with Siraj. He developed very quickly. When I saw him in MCG so far last year, the fact that Siraj learned how to build an ear is how to make a game. The thinking ability is critical. He has his spring and gives his one hundred percent every time, “he added.
Earlier this year, Siraj picked his first five-wicket haul with the figures of 5/73 in the second innings against Australia, including Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. India won the series 2-1 to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.