‘Siraj Knows He Is Leader Of Pace Attack’: Walsh Hails Ind Pacer After Fifer vs WI

FORMER Windies speedster Courtney Walsh lavished huge praise on Mohammed Siraj after his bowling performance on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match.

Siraj took a fifer in the second Test match and registered his personal best bowling record on Sunday at Queen’s Park Oval.

In a conversation with Jio Cinema, Courtney Walsh highlighted that Siraj knows that he is the leader of the pace attack.

“Indians understand their roles well and accept the responsibility. He knows he is the leader of the pace attack. They had a debutant in the attack,” said Walsh.

“So he has put his hand up and said ‘listen, I am going to make sure I lead and the other bowlers follow’. Siraj took up the responsibility and he showed he is the leader of the pack in terms of the fast-bowling group. Not just because of the wickets he took, his whole approach, his game plan and the aggression he showed” added Walash.

The gameplan he had for all the batters, right through the game I was following it. He put the work and was rewarded well,”

“I was impressed with the two seamers. The control that they showed, the swing that they got with the new ball, obviously, as a fast bowler, that is what you like to see. It was good to see them bending their backs and getting the rewards for it,” Walsh concluded.

However, India raced to 100 runs in 12.2 overs, the fastest team hundred in Test cricket history.

At stumps on day four, West Indies were 76 for 2 in 32 overs with R Ashwin removing Kraigg Brathwaite (28) and Kirk McKenzie (0). The hosts need another 289 runs on the final day for an improbable win.

Tagnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood were batting on 24 and 20 respectively at close of play.

Rajkamal Kanneti

Rajkamal Kanneti is a senior journalist for the last 3 years with Youthistaan. Prior to joining Youthistaan, He was working for news18. Special interest in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news. Twitter : rajkamal0069
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