IPL 2020: Siraj’s Astonishing Transformation

Siraj shocked his critics with a superb performance
Siraj, a talented bowler in domestic cricket has finally found his straps.

Mohammad Siraj is a great bowler with his accuracy and dangerous pace. He started with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017.
He made his T20i debut for India later that year.

He is a domestic giant and has only started playing the game in 2015.
His rise is astonishing as he only started playing the game in 2015.

He put up some impressive performances for Hyderabad and India A.

His second Ranji season and his Vijay Hazare performances are worth noting.
A bowler with lots of potentials, Mohammad found ways to disappoint each time the IPL came up.

Siraj has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism in the past.
Siraj has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism in the past.

Playing in front of a larger audience, Siraj’s performances made him famous among meme-makers.
Before the game against Kolkata, his economy was 9.29.
He has been through bad moments in the death, a poor penultimate over against MS Dhoni in 2018, an example of how he crumbled in the end.

With the following IPL increasing yearly, good performances will propel a player’s career and allow him to push for an Indian call-up.
Perform badly, however, and a player can be a massive target on social media and the public.

While Siraj had been targeted for his performances in the IPL, it may seem unfair as he always churns out excellent performances for Hyderabad in the domestic circuit.

Playing for RCB, Siraj has not had the best of times so far, and this season seemed no different.
He was called up for the game against Knight Riders and got to bowl early.

Bowling in the powerplay, Siraj surprised everyone with what happened next. With Morris strangling Tripathi, Siraj was able to dismiss him and end Tripathi’s innings.
Nitish Rana came in, and the field was set for the short ball. Rana is slightly weak against the short ball, and the area was placed just for that.

Siraj went on to bluff Rana. He bowled a full-length delivery and had Rana bowled.

He continued to bowl with the same intensity and picked up Tom Banton as well.

He bowled two maidens in the match, which was the first for a bowler in the IPL.

He conceded only eight runs in his quota and was awarded man-of-the-match for his efforts.
Siraj has been famous in memes for his poor performances in the past. His efforts last night would have given meme-makers more content positively.

A bowler used as a punching bag in the IPL has finally lived up to the expectations set in domestic cricket.

Sanjay Sanapoori

A mechanical engineering student, who has immense love for cricket. Been a fan of the game since 2009 and would love to stay involved with Cricket someway or the other.