Zaheer Khan Praises Siraj Over His ‘Game-Changing Spell’ Against NZ

Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan Praises Siraj: Indian former left-arm speedster Zaheer Khan lauds Mohammad Siraj for his ‘game-changing’ spell in the Mumbai Test against New Zealand.

Zaheer Khan Praises Siraj

In the first innings of the 2nd Test match against New Zealand Siraj picks 3 crucial wickets which restrict visitors to score just 62 runs in their first innings.

“Another game-changing spell was by Siraj when he took 3 early wickets in his 1st spell. On a pitch that is assisting only spinners, pulling off a magical wicket like that of Ross Taylor was amazing. It was great to see Siraj playing to his strengths and attacking the 3 wickets in view,” Zaheer said.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

Siraj’s performance in the Mumbai Test coupled with his debut show in Australia, and later in England has compelled several cricket legends to focus their attention on the Hyderabad fast bowler.

For instance, VVS Laxman, while speaking on Star Sport, also heaped praise on Siraj’s style of bowling with the perfect lengths and consistent seam that he adopted on the Wankhede surface.

“He is a great asset to this Indian team. Make no mistake… he is one of the world’s best at the moment,” he said.

Skipper Virat Kohli himself noted that Siraj’s confidence since his Test debut in Australia has grown tenfold and has reflected in his performances in other formats as well. Recently, the pacer was retained alongside Kohli and Glenn Maxwell by Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Following are the details of the possible RCB Retained Players 2022:

Player Role Price(In Crores)
Virat Kohli Batsman INR 15 CR
Glenn Maxwell All-rounder INR 11 CR
Mohammed Siraj Bowler INR 7 CR


RCB IPL 2022 retention
RCB IPL 2022 retention

RCB Purse Value for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Following are the details of the purse value of RCB post the IPL 2022 player’s retention:

Team Purse Reaming
Players Retained
RCB 57 CR 3