<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/mohammed-siraj.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-732665" alt="mohammed-siraj" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/mohammed-siraj.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Pacer Mohammed Siraj put up an impressive show on the opening day of India A vs South Africa A unofficial Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday. Siraj finished the day with figures of 3/56 as the visitors were reduced to 246/8. <p></p> <p></p>Siraj recently returned from India A's tour of England where he was part of the team that played against an England A side in an unofficial Test. There, the 24-year-old pacer stole the limelight with a peach of a delivery to clean up Alastair Cook, the first Englishman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Siraj was bought by Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore last season and then in November last year, went on to make his India debut in a T20I against New Zealand. All this after he started bowling with a cricket ball only in 2015. Obviously, the youngster must have made some sort of an impression to have deserved such a quick rise to his career. <p></p> <p></p>However, with the national team already boasting of a world-class pace attack, Siraj will have to put up impressive performances regularly and then wait before becoming a regular fixture. And he feels that if he does enough, the call will come on its own. <p></p> <p></p>"I am now focussed on the India A match against South Africa 'A'. I want to chip in for the team in this match, he was quoted as saying by Mid-day on Sunday. "It is not wise for me to think too far ahead and drift away from the present. If the selectors and team think tank feel that I have done something to merit a place in the national team, then they will call me up at the right time." <p></p> <p></p>The Hyderabad-born bowler cherishes the dismissal of Cook and feels that it will do his confidence a world of good. "It was a great feeling to dismiss a batsman like Alastair Cook. He is a reputed international batsmen and it will certainly help my confidence when I get a chance to bowl against such classy batsmen in future. I am so happy to get his wicket," he said.