Former India opener Wasim Jaffer quoted legendary India cricketer MS Dhoni to explain the emotions of younger pacer Mohammed Siraj who failed to regulate his feelings and tore up on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Thursday. Tears rolled down Siraj’s eyes whereas singing the nationwide anthem moments earlier than the beginning of India vs Australia third Take a look at.
Jaffer shared a snapshot of the second and took to Twitter to explain Siraj’s emotions.
“Even when there’s little or no crowd to cheer you on, no higher motivation than enjoying for India. As a legend as soon as stated ‘You don’t play for the gang, you play for the nation,’ tweeted Jaffer.
The “you don’t play for the gang…” quote that Jaffer used was MS Dhoni’s. The previous India captain had stated that after India misplaced their group stage match to South Africa within the 2011 World Cup, which, by the way, was their solely defeat in that event.
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Dhoni had gone on to steer India to their second ODI World Cup after 28 years.
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The rationale why Jaffer used Dhoni’s quotes after seeing tears in Siraj’s eyes is probably to spotlight the actual fact there’s solely 25% crowd allowed on the SCG as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and regardless of that the emotion ranges had been excessive on Siraj’s half.
The Hyderabad seamer had made his debut within the second Take a look at match of this sequence and returned with 5 wickets within the match – two is the primary innings and three within the second.
This isn’t the primary time Siraj damaged down whereas singing the nationwide anthem. Comparable scenes had been skilled when Siraj made his T20I debut for India again in 2017 in opposition to New Zealand in Rajkot.
The appropriate-arm medium pacer has needed to earn his Take a look at cap after years of grind in home cricket and in addition for India A.
He gave India a very good begin within the third Take a look at by eradicating Australia opener David Warner early. Siraj pitched one broad and Warner in his bid to remain optimistic received sucked into enjoying the expansive drive with out a lot motion of the ft and ended up getting an outdoor edge.
India have made two modifications to their enjoying XI for this Take a look at. Rohit Sharma has come instead of Mayank Agarwal and Navdeep Saini was handed Take a look at debut instead of the injured Umesh Yadav.