‘He’s spring in his strides, give his 100% every time’: Sachin Tendulkar lauds young pacer, calls him a ‘quick learner’
Former India batting great Sachin Tendulkar has lauded young fast bowler Mohammed Siraj for his exemplary performance in the Lord’s Test. The Hyderabad bowler returned with 8 wickets in his pocket to help India win the second Test by 151 runs in less than two complete sessions on Monday. With this win, the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, with three more games to go.
Tendulkar was impressed with the Siraj’s consistency in the longest format of the game. After making debut in Australia last year, the right arm quick has played 7 matches and picked a total of 27 wickets, including a 5-fer.
While speaking with news agency PTI, Tendulkar called Siraj a quick learner who has given his ‘hundred percent’ on the field.
“Siraj is a quick learner and adapts well to situations. He has come across as a fast learner. Fast bowlers have a period where they develop very quickly. You look at them and you know they are different bowler now,” Tendulkar said.
“They have that window where they develop and that window is at the moment with Siraj. He has developed very quickly. When I saw him in MCG last year to now, what strikes is the fact that Siraj has learnt how to construct an over, how to bowl a spell. That ability to think is critical. He has spring in his strides and give his hundred percent every time,” he added.
The Indian pacers are ruling the ongoing series in terms of taking wickets. Jasprit Bumrah is the highest wicket-taker with 12 scalps to his credit. Siraj is next who has 11 wickets to his name. England veteran James Anderson (9 wickets) is third on the list.