The story of Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj is quite beautiful, it is full of emotions. It includes the tragedy of tragedy, the thrill of crafting one’s skills and the joy of success at the highest level. By taking eight wickets during India’s victory in the second Test against England at Lord’s recently concluded, Siraj showed that his success in Australia was not short-lived and that he was a long-running horse. Siraj is one of many enthusiastic and proud stories in the new book ‘Mission Domination: An Finished Quest’ on Indian cricket. It was written by Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar, published by Simon and Schuster.
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On the tour to Australia, Siraj was always known for his humorous Indian team, as his father saw him when he fell ill. According to the book, ‘Siraj’s father died during a 14-day carriage in Australia in November. This means that none of his teammates can go to his room to share the grief this time. At the time, police were standing outside everyone’s room not violating the rules of the Indians. He was supervised as a convict for exporting Kovid to Australia.
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It said, ‘Team members were talking to him on video calls all day. They were worried that they might do something wrong or harm themselves. Only Physio could go to his room for treatment and Nitin Patel went in and shared the grief of this young player. According to the book, ‘Siraj broke up on several occasions. It was natural, but he never gave up. He wanted to satisfy his father’s desire to do his best for India and during the Boxing-Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, he did not let it go.