New Delhi: India cricketer Mohammed Siraj, who is currently in Australia for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy, lost his father on Friday. Siraj's father, Mohammad Ghouse, 53, was suffering from lung disease.
Throughout Siraj's cricket journey, his father has played an instrumental role in his growth. Despite having limited resources, his father supported his son's ambitions of becoming a cricketer and Siraj didn't disappoint him.
"Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his father. The entire RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan," Siraj's IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted.
According to several media reports, Siraj won't be flying back to home in Hyderabad to perform his father's last rites due to quarantine protocols.
Siraj, who played in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore, flew down to Australia on November 13 for the upcoming four matches test series which is scheduled to commence from November 27.
BCCI President and former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday praised the pacer for the character shown by him as the latter decided to stay back in Australia despite losing his father.
“May Mohammed Siraj have a lot of strength to overcome this loss..lots of good wishes for his success in this trip.. tremendous character,” Ganguly tweeted.
On the cricket front, Siraz has played one ODI and three T20Is for India National Cricket Team.