As Mohammed Siraj Makes SA Shiver in Cape Town Test, Internet Erupts

Team India Pacer Mohammed Siraj made early inroads as India struck four times inside the first 10 overs to leave South Africa reeling on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test in Cape Town. As the Proteas won the toss and opted to bat, Siraj proved to be the wrecker in chief for India, who had lost the first Test by an innings and 32 runs in Centurion last week. Siraj dismissed Aiden Markram (2), Dean Elgar (4), and Tony de Zorzi (2), respectively, in his first spell.

Watch the dismissals here

On social media, fans hailed Siraj for his magical spell. The pacer faced harsh criticism on Boxing Day. Here's how the internet reacted, as one of the fans wrote, “Mohammad Siraj is on fire!" 2 wickets in 2 overs for him, Miyan Magic at his best,” whereas another fan wrote, “Dean Elgar Gone Siraj, You Beauty, Miyan Magic." Siraj then took the wickets of Kyle Verrynne and Marco Jansen to complete his third five-for in Test cricket.


Jan 3, 2024 11:11 AM