Mohammed Siraj had dream start to his IPL career as he ended with figures of 2 for 39 vs DD    BCCI
Mohammed Siraj had dream start to his IPL career as he ended with figures of 2 for 39 vs DD BCCI

It was a moment to relish not only for SunrisersHyderabad (SRH) who won over Delhi Daredevils (DD) for the first time since 2015, but also for the debutant Mohammed Siraj. The pacer, who made his First-Class debut last year, had a dream start for SRH as he ended with figures of 2 for 39. Siraj, whose base price was INR 20 lakhs in the IPL 2017 auction, was ultimately bid for INR 2.6 crores to SRH after his splendid Ranji Trophy season. The son of an auto rickshaw driver was elated to play his debut match and mentioned on how he looks forward to play under Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the future. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Match 21

Speaking to iplt20 after post-match presentation, Siraj explained his reaction on making it to the playing XI, It was a moment to cherish. I got to know in the morning that I will be making my debut, so I went prepared. Being the first match of IPL, I was also under pressure. But the one, who handles it well, emerges as winner. Siraj is also playing amidst a pace attack that is bolstered with the presence of Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar. Siraj praised both the senior Indian pacers and added, I get to learn a lot from Bhuvi and Ashish bhai. Considering this is the first match, I hope I get to learn further from these pacers and make a better comeback in my second match.

Siraj could not contain his excitement after bagging 2 crucial wickets of Sam Billings and Sanju Samson, When I was running, I felt somebody just held my legs together. The moment I released by first ball, I was at ease. I was elated to gain the first wicket. In my mind I was just concentrating on making a comeback in the second over and help SRH win the game. If I bowl dot balls, the pressure will build on the batsmen that in turn handed me another wicket.

Siraj is hopeful to learn a lot under the guidance of Bhuvneshwar, Bhuvi s presence is helping me a lot. He helps me understand how to bowl to a particular batsman. With him I feel comfortable.