"He is a rare talent..." Rohit Sharma lauds Mohammad Siraj
The Men in Blue [Source: Associated Press]
India's ODI series Sri Lanka ended in a dominating performance by the Men in Blue as they clean swept the series. In the third game of the series India put up a mammoth total of 390/5, including stunning centuries from Virat Kohli (166*) and Shubman Gill (116).
The Indian bowlers were quick to rattle the Sri Lankan batting lineup as they tumbled out for 73 runs in 22 overs. Mohammad Siraj was remarkable in the game and racked up a phenomenal figure of 4-32 in 10 overs. Mohammad Shami (2-20) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-16) also put up a performance.
Rohit Sharma all praise for Siraj
"It was a great series for us. Lots of positives. We bowled well, got wickets when we needed and the batters throughout the series piling on the runs was good to watch."
"Good to see how he (Siraj) was bowling and he deserved all those slips. He is a rare talent, the way he has come up over the last few years is good to see. He has come from strength to strength and that's really good for Indian cricket. We tried all sort of things (to get his fifer) but it didn't happen unfortunately. But the four wickets are all his and fifers will come. He has a few tricks up his sleeves which he is working on and it's there to see."