Rediff – ‘Every bowler goes for runs; you get hit.


  • But this is how you’ll learn and you’ll come back’IMAGE: India’s players applaud as Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj is handed the international cap by coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the second T20I match against New Zealand in Rajkot on Saturday.
  • Photograph: BCCIJasprit Bumrah backed debutant fellow-India pacer Mohammed Siraj to learn from his mistakes and come good after he received a hammering from New Zealand’s batsmen in the second Twenty20 International, in Rajkot, on Saturday.
  • Siraj, 23, was given the second over to bowl and, overall, he gave away 53 runs for the prized wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
  • Terming the playing deck at the SCA Stadium a challenging one for the bowlers, Bumrah noted that Munro went for his shots and was also lucky to escape being dismissed a few times in his 58-ball innings.
  • “This was a difficult wicket because when we were bowling with the new ball; it was coming on to the bat really well and they had a good start (105-run stand between Munro and Martin Guptill for the first wicket).

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