India Vs Australia: My mom asked me to stay back to fulfil dad's dream and make India proud says Mohammed Siraj 

The Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj is included in the Indian squad for the four-match Test series against Australia, which is scheduled to begin from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.

The official handle of Indian Cricket Team shared a video of the Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj wherein he is seen speaking about losing his biggest support his dad Mohammed Ghouse. He stated that his mom asked him to stay back with the team and help India win the test series.  

"Firstly, I have lost my biggest support system (my dad), it was his wish that I should keep playing for India and make the nation proud. Now I have only one thing in my mind that is to fulfil his dream. In this difficult situation the way my team members have supported me, I felt really good. Mummy told me ki 'udhar hi reh aur papa ki jo khawish thi, ki tu India ke liye khelte jaa wo hi tu kar aur accha performance kar India ke liye aur naam roshan kar'(My mom asked me to stay back to fulfil dad's dream by playing for India and making the nation proud)", averred Sriraj.

The Indian pacer is included in the Indian squad for the four-match Test series against Australia, which is scheduled to begin from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.

On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued an official statement after Indian cricket team's fast bowler Mohammed Siraj’s father Mohammed Ghouse, passed away on Friday at the age of 53. The BCCI told that the bowler was granted the option of flying back home for his father’s last rites, but he chose to stay back.

"Team India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj lost his father. Siraj has decided to stay with the Indian contingent. The BCCI shares his grief and will be supportive of Siraj in this extremely challenging phase." the official handle of BCCI tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Indian team is currently in the midst of a 14-day quarantine period in Australia. 

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