[Watch] Mohammed Siraj Apologizes After Hitting Mohammad Rizwan in T20 World Cup Clash

IND vs PAK: During the intense India vs. Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup 2024, held in New York on June 9, a sportsmanship moment took the spotlight. Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj accidentally hit Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan while attempting to throw at the stumps. The incident occurred in the second over of Pakistan’s run chase.

Mohammed Siraj Apologizes After Hitting Mohammad Rizwan in T20 World Cup Clash

What Happened?

Siraj bowled a full-length delivery, which Rizwan played straight back to him. Siraj, looking to capitalize on the opportunity, aimed a sharp throw at the stumps as Rizwan was out of his crease. Unfortunately, the ball struck Rizwan on his right hand before deflecting towards fine leg. Rizwan, visibly in pain, managed to get up and complete a single. Recognizing his mistake, Siraj immediately went over to Rizwan and apologized.

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Fans appreciated Siraj’s sportsmanship, which quickly went viral on social media, highlighting the spirit of cricket.

 

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Siraj’s Performance

Mohammed Siraj has been performing well in the T20 World Cup. He took one wicket each against Ireland and Bangladesh in the warm-up games. In IPL 2024, Siraj scalped 15 wickets in 14 matches, maintaining an economy rate of 9.19. His commitment and aggression on the field have made him a crucial part of India’s bowling attack.

IND vs PAK Match Summary

India’s Batting Struggle

India struggled with the bat, managing to score only 119 runs. Rishabh Pant was the standout performer, scoring 42 runs off 31 balls with six boundaries. Axar Patel added 20 runs, while captain Rohit Sharma contributed 13 runs. The rest of the Indian batting lineup failed to make an impact.

Pakistan’s Bowling Dominance

Pakistan’s bowlers delivered a clinical performance. Naseem Shah was exceptional, finishing with figures of 3/21 in four overs. Haris Rauf also impressed with similar figures of 3/21 in his three overs. Mohammad Amir chipped in with two crucial wickets, further denting India’s batting lineup.

Pakistan’s Chase

In response, Pakistan started their chase confidently. By the end of the 10th over, they were 57/1, with Mohammad Rizwan and Usman Khan at the crease. Jasprit Bumrah provided India with an early breakthrough by dismissing Babar Azam, thanks to a brilliant diving catch by Suryakumar Yadav at first slip.

Historical Context

India and Pakistan have a storied rivalry in the T20 World Cup. Out of seven games, India has won five, with one match ending in a tie. Pakistan’s only win came in the 2021 T20 World Cup, where they defeated India by 10 wickets.

Upcoming Matches

Rohit Sharma and his team are set to face the USA in their next match, while Pakistan will play against Canada on June 11. India started their T20 World Cup campaign with a convincing eight-wicket win over Ireland. On the other hand, Pakistan had a disappointing start, losing to the USA in a Super Over in their opening match.

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