Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Age: 26 Years
Height: 5' 10"
|Real Name||Mohammed Siraj|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 67 kg
in Pounds- 148 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
|International Debut||Test- 26 December 2020 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground
ODI- 15 January 2019 against Australia at Adelaide Oval
T20- 4 November 2017 agaisnt New Zealand at Rajkot
|First-Class Debut||15 November 2015 (for Hyderabad) vs Services at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|Domestic/State Teams||Hyderabad (Ranji), Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||At the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season, while representing Hyderabad, Siraj took 41 wickets in just 9 games.|
|Career Turning Point||Siraj's impressive performances in the 2015-16 Ranji season helped him to a spot in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for the 2017 edition of IPL.|
|Date of Birth||13 March 1994|
|Age (as of 2020)||26 Years|
|School||Safa Junior College, Nampally, Hyderabad|
|Educational Qualification||12th standard|
|Family||Father- Mohammed Ghouse (Auto-rickshaw driver)
Mother- Shabana Begum (Used to work as a house maid)
Brother- Mohammed Ismail (Software Engineer)
Sister- Not Known
|Hobbies||Listening to music|
|Controversies||On 10 January 2021, during the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, a group of Australian spectators, in a series of racist slurs, called Mohammed Siraj a “Brown Dog” and “Big Monkey.” Later, the Indian pacer approached the on-field umpire pointing towards the stands, and the action was paused as police ejected six fans from the stands. The Indian Express|
|Bowlers||Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc|
|Girls, Family & More|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mohammed Siraj
- Mohammad Siraj’s family isn’t financially well-off; his father drives an auto-rickshaw in Hyderabad.
- He started playing cricket as a batsman but later developed into a bowler.
- It was his elder brother who pushed him into professional cricket.
- He initially joined the Charminar Cricket Club in Hyderabad.
- 2015-16 Ranji season proved to be a big milestone in Siraj’s career. He ended the season with 41 wickets in just 9 games, thus paving the way for his selection into the ‘Rest of India’ squad for the Irani Cup.
- Siraj earned a sum of INR 10 Lakhs for representing Hyderabad in two consecutive seasons of the Ranji Trophy. With this amount, he wishes to buy a new home for his parents.
- Interestingly, as a child, Siraj started off as a batsman. However, one day, while playing gully cricket, his friends told him that his bowling was way better than his batting skills. To this date, Siraj credits his friends for his success.
- Siraj was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a whopping INR 2.6 Crores for the 2017 edition of IPL.
- On 4 November 2017, when he made his international debut for India in place of Ashish Nehra in the second T20I match against New Zealand in Rajkot, he got very emotional and cried during the Indian national anthem.