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Wasim Jaffer tweets quoting MS Dhoni after seeing Mohammed Siraj in tears while singing national anthem in Sydney

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer quoted legendary India cricketer MS Dhoni to explain the sentiments of younger pacer Mohammed Siraj who failed to regulate his feelings and tore up on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Thursday. Tears rolled down Siraj’s eyes whereas singing the nationwide anthem moments earlier than the beginning of India vs Australia third Take a look at.

Jaffer shared a snapshot of the second and took to Twitter to explain Siraj’s emotions.

“Even when there’s little or no crowd to cheer you on, no higher motivation than taking part in for India. As a legend as soon as mentioned ‘You don’t play for the gang, you play for the nation,’ tweeted Jaffer.


The “you don’t play for the gang…” quote that Jaffer used was MS Dhoni’s. The previous India captain had mentioned that after India misplaced their group stage match to South Africa within the 2011 World Cup, which, by the way, was their solely defeat in that event.

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Dhoni had gone on to steer India to their second ODI World Cup after 28 years.

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The explanation why Jaffer used Dhoni’s quotes after seeing tears in Siraj’s eyes is maybe to spotlight the actual fact there may be solely 25% crowd allowed on the SCG attributable to Covid-19 restrictions and regardless of that the emotion ranges had been excessive on Siraj’s half.

The Hyderabad seamer had made his debut within the second Take a look at match of this collection and returned with 5 wickets within the match – two is the primary innings and three within the second.

This isn’t the primary time Siraj damaged down whereas singing the nationwide anthem. Related scenes had been skilled when Siraj made his T20I debut for India again in 2017 in opposition to New Zealand in Rajkot.

The appropriate-arm medium pacer has needed to earn his Take a look at cap after years of grind in home cricket and likewise for India A.

He gave India a superb begin within the third Take a look at by eradicating Australia opener David Warner early. Siraj pitched one extensive and Warner in his bid to remain constructive bought sucked into taking part in the expansive drive with out a lot motion of the toes and ended up getting an out of doors edge.

India have made two adjustments to their taking part in XI for this Take a look at. Rohit Sharma has come rather than Mayank Agarwal and Navdeep Saini was handed Take a look at debut rather than the injured Umesh Yadav.


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