Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Mohammed Siraj enters elite club with maiden five-wicket haul, takes cricket by storm

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.

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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.

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.