Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj’s Father Passes Away
India pacer Mohammed Siraj's father passes away, will not be able to attend funeral
Indian Pacer Mohammed Siraj who is now in Australia along with the Indian squad has lost his father. Siraj’ father, Mohammed Ghouse, passed away due to a lung ailment in Hyderabad on Friday. He was 53. The 26-year-old received the news of after returning from training with the national team in Sydney.
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 🙏🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 20, 2020
Speaking to Sportstar, Mohammed Siraj said that, “My dad’s wish was always this – mera beta, desh ka naam roshan karna (my son, you should make my country proud). And, I will do that for sure. know what kind of hardship my dad faced in my early days driving an auto-rickshaw to let me pursue my passion for the game. It is shocking. I lost the biggest support of my life.”
He added, “ It was his dream to see me play for the country and I am glad that way I could realise that and bring joy for him. The coach Shastri Sir and captain Virat Kohli were informed about the news. They just told me to be bold and are lending all the support.”
Sadly Mohammed Siraj will not be able to make it to India for the last rites of his father. The reason being coronavirus restrictions in Australia where the Indian Team is at the moment. The Indian squad, currently in the middle of a 14-day quarantine period, has been training in isolation on the outskirts of Sydney.