Mohammed Siraj gets EMOTIONAL after the Indian national anthem; Twitter salutes the debutant

Debutant Mohammed Siraj, the right-arm fast bowler from Hyderabad, got emotional during the second T20I between India and New Zealand at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday.

The son of an auto-rickshaw driver, Mohammed Siraj could not hold back his tears as soon as he stepped onto the field for the first time as a member of Indian Cricket Team’s playing XI donning the Indian jersey.


The incident happened just after the Indian national anthem.

https://twitter.com/CricketKaVideos/status/926809037588459520


As there were tears in Siraj’s eyes which narrated that nation is above religion, Twitter erupted in awe of the young cricketer.

Siraj, however, had a bad first day as he was plundered for many. Though his first dismissal was that of the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, Siraj conceded 53 runs in his 4 overs.


India lost by 40 runs chasing a tough target of 197 but still, the highlight moment of the match was the exhibition of emotions from Siraj’s eyes.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:


https://twitter.com/JagratiShukla29/status/926823383471480832

https://twitter.com/JagratiShukla29/status/926820242906648576

https://twitter.com/_SirJadeja/status/926833467899363328

Earlier, Siraj made it to the headlines after he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 for a whopping amount of Rs 2.6 crore.

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