Sports Desk, Amar Ujala
Updated Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:32 PM IST
Siraj with father Mohammad Gaus
– Photo: Social Media
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Siraj’s father helped him the most in his journey from a poor family to becoming an international cricketer. His father played a key role in Siraj’s success and despite limited resources, he supported his son’s ambitions.
Siraj’s Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore confirmed the death of his father by tweeting. RCB tweeted, ‘We pray and mourn for Mohammed Siraj and his family who lost their father. The entire RCB family is with you in this difficult time. Mian, stay strong. ‘
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
According to the report, Siraj will not be able to return to Hyderabad for his father’s funeral due to the rules related to segregation. Significantly, the Indian team has been going through a 14-day separation since arriving in Australia on 13 November.