His father’s health has been a reason of worry for Siraj. Miya is sir, Bhai is brother. Siraj's father was suffering from a lung ailment and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad few days back. That's what drove him to tears during the national anthem in Sydney. Mohammed Siraj told NDTV his father's death made him mentally strong and it helped him deal with the racial abuse he faced from the crowd in Australia. Siraj told RCB's YouTube channel that he would break down every time he called home. Then he missed his father's funeral because going back would mean another hard quarantine upon coming back. Before the Test series started, his father died, and due to coronavirus-enforced quarantine regulations in Australia, he could not fly back home without sacrificing his shot at making his Test debut. Siraj's 53-year-old father, who was an auto-driver, had passed away on November 20 due to a lung ailment - just a week after Siraj had landed in Australia with the Indian team. READ | NSW Health Minister Mandates Wearing Masks At … Siraj had heard the news of his father's demise on Friday after a practice session with Team India in Sydney. This was just a week after his son landed in Australia with the Indian team on his maiden tour. The wealth he inherited from his family was the strength and athleticism that he has honed tirelessly to become a fast bowler at the top level. Miya Bhai is an eponymous song performed by the then 18-year-old Ruhaan Arshad, also known as Miya Bhai. He passed away at 53. Siraj visits father's grave after fulfilling test dream. He was so impressed he pushed for Siraj where he could, and as fate would have it, he was the Hyderabad coach in the Ranji Trophy next year. Before Bumrah these came out of desperation either before time - Jaydev Unadkat, for example - or too late - Pankaj Singh perhaps. That is not wealth you blow away. This was just a week after his son landed in Australia with the Indian team on his maiden tour. Siraj's 53-year-old father, who was an auto driver, had died on November 20 due to a lung ailment. It was a fraught debut because apart from Jasprit Bumrah, Indian bowlers' recent debuts away from home haven't led to long careers. Ghouse was only 53 and lost the battle to a lung ailment. Bookmark. 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India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj said that his father's death made him mentally strong and his performance was not affected by the racial abuse he faced in Australia. The young pacer has often spoken about the sacrifices his father made to … Only two men have had had a better series when making their debut in Australia, and both played more Tests than Siraj's three. You have come to the Philippines Edition, for other ESPN editions, click here. Siraj praised his father, an auto-rickshaw driver from the southern city of Hyderabad, for backing his dream to become a top cricketer. His tears inspired many comments on social media. 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Siraj first lost his father on November 20, a week after the Indian team landed in Australia, and during the third Test in Sydney, the seamer was subjected to racial abuse. "I had thought that whenever I got home, I would first go to my father's grave and not home, because I was not there for his funeral and it was difficult for my brother to handle it," he said. The wealth Siraj has to blow away is the raw emotion he feels when playing the cricket. “Dad was admitted to hospital a day before the match so I was really concerned. However, Siraj chose to remain strong and despite the tragic news of his father's demise, the 26-year-old stayed back with the team in Australia. Mohammed Siraj, Indian pacer, whose father passed away in November last year soon after the team landed in Australia, was especially hailed for his performance. Or to not use the conventional wealth generated from this game to give his parents a better life, to end his father's life as a rickshaw-driver, to buy them a house, get them to Haj, the biggest wish for a practising Muslim. And that would delay what his father wanted him to do: play Test cricket. Siraj played the whole IPL worried about his father's health, who had a lungs condition and was in and out of the hospital. It is just as well that this Miya Bhai did all that because his father didn't live long enough to see his other dream come true: to watch his son play Test cricket for India. Team India paceman Mohammed Siraj returned to India after an impressive tour of Australia where he claimed 13 wickets and also picked his first fifer in Test cricket. Ismail also said that Siraj is totally 'shattered' after his father's … Siraj told RCB's YouTube … In just his third Test, Siraj is the leader of the attack and now has a five-for on his first tour to Australia. Basically Arun told him he just needs to repeat what he has done in domestic cricket and A cricket, and that experience is nothing. BCCI issues official statement. I played just like I was," Siraj said. Not too unlike in his Instagram comments section, there were some in the crowd who called him names, but Siraj had introduced himself to everyone, "Apun ko bolte Miya Bhai.". It glorifies the already celebrated lifestyle of the Hyderabadi Muslims while also having a laugh at himself and his community. Addressing the media on stumps of Day 1, Siraj said, "During the national anthem, I missed my dad. It is a term of respect and endearment put together. Who will be India's most impactful player in the Test series vs England? Siraj was the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament that year. Among his team-mates Siraj is known as Miya Bhai. This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics. Siraj was a nets bowler when Royal Challengers Bangalore were playing in Hyderabad. Mohammad Siraj directly drives to his father's grave from Hyderabad airport. Mohammed Siraj's emotional journey Down Under, From tragic loss of father to leader of attack in Brisbane - After making debut for India at the MCG, Mohammed Siraj led the bowling attack and took his maiden five-wicket haul in Brisbane against Australia Siraj ended with 5 for 73, including the wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith (0:47). He was 53 and was suffering from a lung ailment. Siraj's father always backed his son's ambitions despite having limited resources. The Hyderabad bowler remembered his father Mohammed Ghaus, who passed away on November 20 while he was in Australia. The 26-year-old Siraj lost his father Mohammed Ghaus, an auto-rickshaw driver in Hyderabad, on 20 November, around a week after the Indian team landed in Australia and he could not return home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Siraj then had to deal with racial slurs from the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground, not on one but two occasions. Siraj could not return home for the funeral due to Covid-19 protocol. And when someone so skilled and fit talks about it, it sounds ridiculously simple. It was a very emotional for me. Life is too short to keep it bottled in. Siraj also revealed that he had decided before reaching Hyderabad that he would first visit his father's grave and then go home. There is a lovely Instagram video posted by Mohammed Siraj from Virat Kohli's birthday during this IPL. Which is, to smoke away the family wealth as a flex. He reiterated that he all of his 13 wickets in the series were dedicated to his father. Mohammed Ghaus, father of India pacer Mohammed Siraj, passed away in Hyderabad on Friday. Siraj's 53-year-old father, who was an auto driver, had died on November 20 due to a lung ailment. Siraj’s father, Mohammed Ghaus, passed away on November 20, just after the Indian contingent’s arrival in Australia. Siraj’s 53-year-old father, who was an auto driver, had died on November 20 due to a lung ailment, barely a week after his son landed in Australia with the Indian team for a long tour The speedster also revealed that it was an 'emotional' moment for him and each wicket of the fifer that he registered at the Gabba was dedicated to his father. Siraj received support from social media users after news of his father's death was reported. Siraj wasn't born into any family wealth. Opening up on the loss of his father, Siraj said that he was depressed for a while but his family backed him and asked him to fulfil his father's dream - which was to see Siraj play Tests for India. Whenever he is tense about something, Arun calms him down by just telling him good he is. Coming from a humble background, Ghouse was instrumental in Siraj’s growth as a cricketer as he supported his son’s ambitions with his limited resources. "It was a great achievement by the Indian team and my brother Siraj has achieved what our father dreamt. Playing on his maiden Test series, that too away against Australia is no easy feat, but Mohammed Siraj passed his baptism by fire with flying colours, finishing as India's leading wicket-taker as the visitors grabbed a historic series win Down Under. He was coming back to the coach under whom he excelled when he started playing for Hyderabad, Bharat Arun, who is actually more an angel, a farishta, to Siraj than coach. He was good enough, though, to be identified as the next fast bowler, given enough A matches as experience, including in Australia. It is for everyone to bask in: the joy at doing the improvised dab upon taking a wicket, the energy of his dance, the pain at being abused racially, the tears at taking a five-for. Siraj played the whole IPL worried about his father's health, who had a lungs condition and was in and out of the hospital. Mohammad Siraj did not head home after landing in Hyderabad. There are team-mates leaving literally exhausted but Siraj keeps going. 22 Jan 2021 03:30PM. He went directly to his father's grave and sit with his father. Siraj's father, who played a crucial role in the fast bowler's success, was only 53 when he lost the battle to a lung ailment. Not in the conventional sense. India’s Siraj, hero of Australia series, visits father’s grave. Do yourself a favour, and take the ride along with him: this Miya Bhai has the skill and the endurance, and also the willingness to take you along. Siraj's 53-year-old father had passed away on November 20 due to lung ailment, a week after Siraj landed in Australia with the Indian team. 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Siraj played the whole IPL worried about his father's health, who had a lungs condition and was in and out of the hospital. Mohammed Ghouse, Siraj’s 53-year-old father, had passed away on November 20, 2020 owing to a lung ailment, barely a week after Team India had landed in Australia. When Mohammed Siraj Opened Up On His Father Mohammed Ghouse's Deteriorating Health. Mohammed Ghaus was an auto-rickshaw driver before his son's career took flight. Mohammed Siraj’s father Mohammed Ghouse lost the battle to a lung ailment. "Arun sir told me, 'Jo tu domestic karke aaya, A cricket mein karke aaya, wohi karna hai. Life is too short. If his father was out of the hospital, he would feel lighter that day and enjoy his cricket more. Mohammad Siraj, who played an instrumental role in Team India’s series win Down Under, visited his father’s grave on his return from Australia on Thursday. The song just talks of the qualities - or, a "flex" in today's language - of the Hyderabadi Muslims, one of which is "khandani daulat dhuen mein udaye". It was in this state that he chose to tour Australia. "They thought that abusing me would have an effect on my bowling, but I was mentally so strong after my father's death that it did not affect me in the match at all. The Marfa dance is popular among the Hyderabadi Muslims, and has roots in Afro-Arab music. After his father died on November 20, the pacer’s mother and India captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay on in Australia. "Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his father. After his father died on November 20, the pacer’s mother and India captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay on in Australia.While his Indian cricket team-mates l India’s Siraj, hero of Australia series, visits father’s grave | Cricket News Newzpick And now some of the Miya Bhai flex comes in. Siraj also revealed that his fiancee was very supportive and gave him motivation in what was a difficult time for him. My father wanted to see me play Test cricket, I wish he was here to see it." Siraj had lost his father on November 20, about a week after the Indian team landed in Australia and were in quarantine ahead of the limited-overs series. However, he chose to stay on with the team to fulfil his father's dream. In Test cricket, as early as his first two wickets, Siraj showed he understood what it was mostly about. Share this content. Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj on Thursday landed in India after a gruelling tour of Australia and drove straight to his father's graveyard to pay his last respects to his departed father Mohammed Ghouse. We are happy that Siraj was able to contribute to the victory," Ismail said. The kind of "good Muslim" comments that it attracted, or some of the vitriol his Instagram post generated, tells you Miya Bhai is not an identity to wear lightly in today's India, but Siraj does it so effortlessly, as he does most other things on a cricket field. However, in an exclusive interview with NDTV, Siraj said that while the crowd thought that abusing him would negatively affect his performance, he was hardened by his father's death, and did not let his bowling suffer because of it. Siraj’s late father, Ghous drove an auto-rickshaw for a living and used to take his son in the vehicle as there were no other means of travelling. Siraj's case was different: he is a more conventional bowler who doesn't have the gifts of Bumrah, which frankly very few have. Experience kuch nahi hai.'" Siraj's father died due to lung ailment in Hyderabad on November 20. Mohammed Siraj, who is in Australia with the Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series, lost his father Mohammed Ghouse on Friday. Bumrah was a freak who found himself at home in Test cricket despite having not played any first-class cricket in the year leading into that debut. In three Tests, Siraj has lived up to all of Arun's expectations and the reward is in the five-for and the eyes that welled up as he walked back holding the ball aloft and likely thought of his father and their struggles. His brother, Mohammed Ismail, in light of these events, remarked how important a role their mother played in keeping Siraj’s spirits high despite his devastating loss. Keep bowling to your field at your best pace - that got him Marnus Labuschagne caught at leg gully - and change up after you have got the batsman used to one kind of delivery - which brought him Cameron Green with an inswinger after a series of outswingers. 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