Siraj credited his success to these bowlers, saying- for me he always stood

Siraj credited his success to these bowlers, saying- for me he always stood

Chennai: Emerging fast bowler Mohammad Siraj is ready to work hard and take advantage of the opportunities to make his dream of becoming the highest wicket-taker for India. The 27-year-old fast bowler has played five Tests, one ODIs and three T20 Internationals for India since his debut in the shortest format of the game against New Zealand in November 2017. Siraj, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL, said he wanted to play in all three formats and attributed his success to fellow fast bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.

Siraj said in the video put on the official Twitter handle of RCB that Jasprit Bumrah used to stand behind me whenever I bowled. He told me to stick to your basics and not need to do anything extra. It was good to learn from an experienced player like him. I have also played with Ishant Sharma, he has played 100 Tests. Feeling good sharing a dressing room with them. My dream is to become the highest wicket-taker for India and I will work hard whenever I get a chance.

Siraj, who has taken 39 wickets in 35 IPL matches so far, said that when he first joined the team, his morale had dropped but after a good performance against Kolkata Knight Riders, he was filled with confidence. Siraj said that he would continue to bowl aggressively after receiving good response from RCB batting consultant Sanjay Bangar. Siraj has been in good shape since his debut in Australia in December last year. The visit was quite emotional for Siraj as his father had passed away during his isolation in Australia.

On the relationship with India's bowling coach Bharat Arun, Siraj said that Arun Sir treats me as a son. Whenever I talk to them my morale increases. When he was in Hyderabad, he always told me to concentrate on the line and the length. I want to play in all three formats for India. Whenever I get a chance, I want to give my 100 percent and take advantage of it with both hands. 

Sanju Samson hit a brilliant century against Punjab, made these big records

Sanju Samson hit a brilliant century against Punjab, made these big records

Sports Desk: Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson smashed 119 against Punjab Kings. During this innings, Sanju Samson hit 7 sixes and 9 fours. Samson single-handedly took the match to the last but could not win his team the match and the Rajasthan Royals lost the match by 4 runs. In this match Samson captained for the first time and scored a century in the first match. Samson has 3 centuries in the IPL and has become the youngest player to do so. In this match, Samson also made many records during his century. View record -

Indian captain who scored a century in IPL

Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag
Virat Kohli
KL Rahul
Sanju Samson

Highest century in IPL

6 - Chris Gayle
5 - Virat Kohli
4 - David Warner
4 - Shane Watson
3 - AB de Villiers
3 - Sanju Samson *

Biggest innings chasing goals in IPL

120: Valthaty (2011)
119: Samson (2021) *
119: Sehwag (2011)
117: Watson (2018)

Individual score for Rajasthan Royals 

119 - Sanju Samson
107 * - Ben Stokes
105 * - Ajinkya Rahane
104 * - Shane Watson

Highest score in first innings as captain in IPL

119 Sanju Samson vs Punjab Kings 2021
93 * Shreyas Iyer vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2018
83 Kieron Pollard vs Kings XI Punjab 2019