Mohammed Siraj typifies never say die attitude says Gavaskar

Mohammed Siraj

Mumbai: Speaking exclusively to Star Sports Cricket Live, former England cricketer Paul Collingwood discussed RCB’s performance last night, particularly highlighting Virat Kohli’s contribution, “I believe tonight’s performance was as impressive as any RCB fan could have wished for. The intensity displayed by RCB with the ball was commendable. Even while chasing a modest total, seeing Virat Kohli stepping out of his crease and effortlessly flicking a delivery for six on just the second ball indicated their aggressive intent. This signals danger for their opponents. Despite their position near the bottom of the table, RCB didn’t hold back tonight. They showed clarity, bravery, and aggression, particularly in the middle order. Although they lost wickets, I commend their aggressive approach. In a bid to improve their net run rate, they unselfishly took on the opposition, which was fantastic to watch.”

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports Cricket Live, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar shared his thoughts on Mohammed Siraj and his performance, saying, “Every time you see Mohammed Siraj, you know that he’s going to give his heart out. Remember the time when his father passed away when he was in Australia. He carried on. A lot of people would want to go back because your parents are so dear to you. They’ve brought you up and they’ve given you everything. But I think he realized that playing for India was important. Also, he was not established at that stage. An established player would 100% have gone back. When you’re not established, and you’re looking to get your place in the team, you stick around. And that’s what he did. And remember how spectacularly he bowled in that Gabba test match. Getting somebody like Steve Smith out when he was on 55 because getting Steve Smith out when he’s just coming to bat is one thing, but when he is set and then getting him out is another thing. So this is the real strength of Mohammed Siraj, The self-belief and the never-say-die attitude on the field.”

Speaking exclusively to Star Sports Cricket Live, former Australia cricketer Aaron Finch shared his thoughts on Faf du Plessis’s batting performance, “In a small run chase all it takes is one or two overs to really break the back of the innings. Faf did that from ball one when he was on song. RCB was acutely aware of their net run rate, crucial for their chances in the final four. They understood the importance of chasing the target swiftly. Despite some unselfish batting in the middle overs, they aimed to accelerate the chase as much as possible. The brilliant start provided by Faf and Virat Kohli set the tone for their innings.”

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports Cricket Live, former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden talked about on RCB’s batting performance, saying, “Extraordinary stuff during the power play when RCB was batting. It was just game on, and then all of a sudden things changed. Were they trying to counter the net run rate solution? And if that is the case, then well played to them because they needed to go hard. So they lost those three wickets to Joshua Little straight away in that middle stage of the match. And then they were able to consolidate because, simply as you heard Faf at the presentation say, anything short of 180, even 190 on this high-scoring venue, was never going to be enough runs. And that’s what exactly happened.”


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