Siraj’s father, Mohammed Ghouse, died of lung disease in Hyderabad. He was 53 years old. Reportedly, Siraj learned the news after returning from training.
Speaking to Twitter, Ganguly wrote: “May Mohammed siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss … many good wishes for his success on this journey … a great character.”
May Mohammed siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss … many good wishes for his success on this journey … great character @bcci
– Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) November 21, 2020
“My father’s wish has always been this – mera beta, desh ka naam roshan karna (my son, you should make my country proud). And I will for sure, ”Siraj said, quoted by Sportstar.
After a breakthrough in the 2016-2017 Ranji Trophy season, Siraj was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL auction for Rs 2.6 crore. Then he had promised never to let his father Mohammed Ghaus drive a rickshaw again.
“I know what kind of difficulties my dad faced when I started driving an auto rickshaw to let me pursue my passion for the game. It’s shocking. I lost the greatest support of my life. It was his dream to see me play for the country and I’m happy that way, I was able to make it come true and bring him joy. “
“Coach Shastri Sir and captain Virat Kohli have been informed of the news. They just told me to be bold and give me all the support, ”Siraj added.
Coming from a humble background, Ghouse was instrumental in Siraj’s growth as a cricketer by supporting his son’s ambitions with his limited resources.
“Our sincere prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj and his family, for the loss of his father. The whole RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan,” Siraj’s IPL team tweeted, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Our sincere prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj and his family for the loss of his father. The whole RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan ðÂÂ ?? ÂÂ ?? ÂÂ ?? ðÂÂ ?? ÂÂ ?? “
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2020
At IPL 2020, the 26-year-old represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
And her father was admitted to a Hyderabad hospital a day before Siraj helped RCB beat Kolkata Knight Riders with a magnificent 3/8 spell on October 21.
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