NEW DELHI: Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj on Sunday made his debut for the India in the second T20I against New Zealand in Rajkot.
As the talented bowler took the field in coloured clothing, he failed to control his emotions and was broke into tears towards the end of the national anthem ceremony before the match.
Video showing Siraj’s emotional reaction is going viral on social media. It shows how much the Muslim bowler respects his country.
“Siraj makes his debut in place of Ashish Nehra. He is an upcoming talent in the IPL and is an exciting prospect,” India captain Virat Kohli was quoted as saying after the toss.
The Hyderabad lad is the younger son of auto driver Mohammed Ghaus, Siraj’s story is yet another example of rag to riches tale.
Eight months back, the 23-year-old right-arm pacer was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the 2017 IPL auction for a whopping Rs 2.6 crore.
Siraj was the No.1 trending term on twitter within minutes of getting his International cap by Team India coach Ravi Shastri.