Team Indian created history by winning a test series against Australia by 1-1. Pacer Mohammed performed brilliantly in the series. India cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri on Friday lauded Mohammed Siraj for his contribution as the team registered a 2-1 series win over Australia.
The head coach said the pacer fought through personal loss, racial remarks and "channelised them to find home in the team huddle". Taking to Twitter, Shastri wrote: "Find of the tour for shoring up the bowling attack the way he did - Mohd Siraj. He fought through personal loss, racial remarks and channelised them to find home in the team huddle."
Siraj lost his father just before the start of the series in Australia but instead of going back home the pacer decided to stay back and fulfill his father's dream of seeing him play red-ball cricket. Also, during the third Test in Sydney, Siraj along with Jasprit Bumrah had to face racial slurs from the Australian crowd. He played three Test matches on the tour and scalped 13 wickets. Siraj made his debut for India during the MCG Test as pace spearhead Mohammed Shami got injured in the first Test in Adelaide.