Mohammed Siraj to stay back in Australia despite father's death in India

India quick bowler Mohammed Siraj, who is in Australia with the Indian crews for the impending four-Test arrangement, lost his dad Mohammed Ghouse on Friday in India. As indicated by a BCCI discharge, Siraj was offered the choice of flying back home however the quick bowler chose to remain with the Indian crew in Australia.

Ghouse was 53 and lost the fight to a lung illness. He was instrumental in Siraj’s development as a cricketer as he upheld his child’s desire with his restricted assets.

Our sincere petitions and sympathies go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his dad. The whole RCB family is with you during this troublesome time. Remain solid, Miyan

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2020The Indian crew, at present in the center of a 14- day isolate period, has been preparing in segregation on the edges of Sydney subsequent to showing up on November 13 from the UAE after the IPL.

Siraj, 26, has played one ODI and three T20Is up until this point and is important for the Test crew in Australia. He will be the fifth movement bowling alternative alongside Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini. Ishant Sharma, at present at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, is likewise expected to join the crew in front of the principal Test beginning on December 17, whenever he is announced fit.

In a video posted via online media by the BCCI on Tuesday, Siraj and Shami were seen bowling with the pink and red balls to skipper Virat Kohli and other batsmen.

Siraj as of late spoke to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL to take 11 wickets in nine games, including a game dominating 3 for 8 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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