Young Indian cricket players have been really impressive in recent times. From their triumph in Australia, to their performances for the Indian team over the last few months, a lot of these young talents have really hit it off in the main team. The credit grows to individuals like Rahul Dravid and the domestic circuit and the IPL 2021 too.
There has been no doubt that the level of performances have been really good in recent times. Google cricket ranks some of these young players really highly. They have been the talk of the town for a lot of Pundits and former cricketers. Even in Sri Lanka, the youngsters looked really good and were performing at the top of their game.
Though there were some wins and losses on even that tour, there were some impressive performances. The second-phase of the IPL 2021 tournament and the T20 World Cup will be coming up soon too. Some of these players could be picked for the latter as well.
What Former Pakistan Skipper Salman Butt Said About Indian Pacer Mohammed Siraj?
The Indian pace attack has really developed into a fearsome bowling attack now. They have performed really well in countries outside the Indian subcontinent. Some of the fast bowlers are still quite young and have a long way to go still. They can be groomed into top players in the long run.
In this attack, there is pacer Mohammed Siraj as well. The young RCB pacer has looked really impressive under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. He has done a job for both his international and domestic sides. His performances have been really impressive at times and he has become more or less a main-stay of the Indian squad.
With that being said, ex-Pakistan skipper Salman Butt was really impressed by the player. He saw him bowl in the first Test match against England. Though the player just got three wickets, he seemed to impress Butt with his performance.
The Comments That Salman Butt Made About The Young Pacer And His Impressive Performances
Butt said on his YouTube channel, “Mohammed Siraj may be relatively inexperienced at the Test level. Despite that, he has already played a lot of first-class cricket. The player has been on A tours as well. The way he bowls, it does not seem like he is a newcomer in Test cricket.”
“He knows what lines to bowl. He is young and has pace as well. The exuberance of youth can be seen when he runs into bowl. Siraj has challenged the batsmen, bent his back and bowled bouncers. He is tall and strong. Siraj is definitely a brilliant future prospect. He is providing the team with wickets and not giving away too much.”
“He fits into this team really well. I do not know whether Ishant Sharma was fit or not for the first Test but Siraj was really impressive as was Shardul Thakur. They backed Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami really well. It is because of their fast bowlers that India have started winning Tests away from home.”
Can These Young Talents Impress In The Upcoming Tournaments?
With a couple of important competitions coming up in the year (second phase of the IPL and the T20 World Cup) and the pandemic still around, these young talented stars could be crucial to Team India’s success. They have been the driving force of the team so far and the management and skipper would be proud of their performances.
Whether they can now do it at bigger tournaments or not, remains to be seen. It is good to see these stars being put under pressure and expected to take on big challenges at such a young age. The fans will be hoping to see more of them on a regular basis, so that a team can be built for the future.
For now, Pundits and former players are clearly impressed with the way that India has gone about things. The BCCI and the team management, along with the development academies across the country deserve a lot of credit. These have been crucial in nurturing talents that can make the people of the country proud and Siraj is just an example of what can be achieved with the right motivation, mentoring and consistent training.