Mohammed Siraj has been sensational in the purest format of the game. His eight-wicket haul in the second Test match against England was one of the main reasons behind India’s sensational victory at Lord’s.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, is not surprised by Siraj’s success in Test cricket in a short span of time. Siraj has taken 11 wickets in two Tests and has formed a lethal partnership with Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami.
“I was not surprised at all (with his growth) because I have seen him from close quarters. He is a guy who has always had the skill. You need the confidence to back that skill, the Australia series provided him with that boost and confidence,” Kohli said.
Kohli further spoke about Siraj’s self-belief.
“He is walking around knowing he can get anyone out at any stage and the belief in his game has been elevated to another level, hence you see results of what he is doing,” the skipper added.
Virat Kohli concluded by stating that the pacer’s confidence makes him flamboyant.
“I am really happy to see him coming into his own, he is going to be this kind of bowler, who is in your face and who is looking to get guys out and who is not scared, he is not going to take a backward step,” Kohli said.