Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Mohammed Siraj led the Indian team to the dressing room as he picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in the fourth and final Test of his debut Test series. Siraj finished with figured of 5/73. With this he has joined an elite Indian bowlers club. Siraj is only the fifth Indian bowler to pick five-wicket at the Gabba. The first Indian bowler to do so was Erapalli Prasanna in 1968 who took six wickets.
Indian bowlers with 5-wicket hauls at the Gabba
Erapalli Prasanna – 6/104 in 1968
Bishan Singh Bedi – 5/57 in 1977
Madan Lal – 5/72 in 1977
Zaheer Khan – 5/95 in 2003
Mohammed Siraj – 5/73 in 2021
Furthermore, this is also the first time since 2008, Australia have been sent all cards packing in both the innings of a Test in Gabba Siraj’s performance has set Twitter on fire with all the cricket biggies applauding his performance.
Dinesh Karthik took to Twitter and appreciated Siraj adding how his father would be smiling from above seeing his son do so well. The Indian bowler had lost his father in November. Sadly, due to strict COVID-19 protocols, he could not attend his funeral.
Bereaved at the start of the series & then going on to make your debut & get a fifer in the same series, Siraj take a bow!
Your father is a proud man and smiling from above seeing his son do well for the country ❤️#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/8z4TajieyG
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 18, 2021
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) January 18, 2021
Mohammed Siraj 👉🏻 5️⃣/7️⃣3️⃣
Shardul Thakur 👉🏻 4️⃣/6️⃣1️⃣
A lion-hearted performance from the two speedsters saw Australia getting bowled out for 294 👏🏻#TeamIndia will come out to bat with a target of 3️⃣2️⃣8️⃣ to chase 👊🏻🇮🇳#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/vWKqemrDBb
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) January 18, 2021
First fifer in Test Cricket for our 🌟, Mohammed Siraj!🖐🏻 What a performance, Miyan! 👏🏻 👏🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) January 18, 2021
The ongoing Test series between Australia and India has been nothing short of a thriller. And the climax looks set to give a Hollywood movie a run for its money. The visitors need 324 runs on the final day with 10 wickets in the bag at Australia’s fortress -The Gabba.