Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel has showered praise on Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj following his remarkable run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
After a successful first season on the international circuit with Team India, Siraj fired on all cylinders for the Kohli-led side in the 14th season of the cash-rich league.
Parthiv Patel Lauds Siraj
Former RCB wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel seemed highly impressed with Siraj’s conduct with the ball. Speaking to Star Sports, Parthiv lavished praises on the speedster saying that he helped RCB in solving their bowling woes.
The veteran also feels that Siraj is the story of the IPL 2021 as he constantly made headlines by nailing yorkers.
“Absolutely they did (solving their death overs bowling woes). I thought the way Siraj bowled this season,I think he is the story of this IPL. Everyone has spoken about Mohammed Siraj bowling well with the new ball and then not being able to bowl yorkers but this season he was nailing yorkers,” Patel was quoted as saying.
Over the past few months, Siraj is living a fairytale as he has managed to impress the who’s who of the cricket fraternity with his raw pace and ability to swing the ball.
Owing to a good performance in IPL 2020, Siraj received his maiden Test call and grabbed the opportunity provided to him with both hands. Featuring in three Test matches of four-match series against Australia, the seamer ended up as the highest wicket-taker for the visitors.
In his remarkable IPL career, Siraj has scalped 45 wickets from 42 matches. In IPL 2020, the Indian pacer played a crucial role in guiding Kohli and Co. to the business end of the competition.
The 27-year-old continued his dream run in IPL 2021 too as in seven matches he picked six wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 7.34.