Watch: Mohammad Siraj celebrates R Ashwin's 100 Chennai Trials, strikes the air with joy in poignant moment

India vs England, 2nd Test: Lower rank hitter Mohammed Siraj, in a poignant moment, hit the air with joy as he joined the Chepauk crowd and the India dressing room to celebrate the R Ashwin 100th on Monday.

Mohammed Siraj hit the air with joy to celebrate R Ashwin’s 100 Chennai Trials on Monday (PTI Photo)

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  • Mohammed Siraj celebrated R. Ashwin’s 100th by punching the air with joy
  • Siraj sewed a crucial bracket with Ashwin, helping the roulette reach its hundred
  • Ashwin scored his fifth test hundred, his first in Chennai on Monday

Mohammed Siraj is surely becoming one of the friendliest cricketers out there. After dealing with personal loss with great courage and maturity in Australia, Siraj provided another poignant moment when he jumped for joy in Chennai on Day 3 of the second Test between India and England after his hitting partner R Ashwin scored a hundred.

Mohammed Siraj showed great application and calm as he teamed up with R Ashwin to help his senior partner reach a deserved hundred on a difficult field in Chennai. Siraj stayed in the middle with Ashwin for 9.1 overs as he faced 21 deliveries for an undefeated 16.

Siraj was given the responsibility of shedding difficult excesses and did so with relative ease, to the applause of the Chennai crowd. Every time Siraj defended the spinners of England, there was a loud roar from the crowd.

And when Ashwin finally reached his hundred At the end of Moeen Ali, all members of the crowd from Chennai and the dressing room from India rose to their feet, praising the special effort. At the other end, Siraj was seen striking the air with joy and celebrating his partner’s success.

Siraj has been winning hearts with his performances in test cricket for the past few months. Siraj fought back the loss of his father and set a record 15 wickets in India’s memorable 2-1 Test Series victory in Australia. The fast young bowler picked up a first-installment wicket he threw in India when he landed Ollie Pope’s wicket in the first innings of Test 2.

The hero of the day was Ashwin who walked the talk after defending the Chennai field during his media interaction on Sunday. Many questions were asked on the field of play after England were eliminated for 134 in their first innings, but Ashwin and Virat Kohli showed how to hit this field with a 92-run crowd when India was in trouble on Monday.