Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj on Sunday gained hearts as he donated his Participant of the Match money prize of $5,000 to the Sri Lankan floor workers who labored tirelessly by means of the rain-hit Asia Cup.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra was additionally moved by Siraj’s fantastic gesture and took to X (previously often called Twitter) to understand the participant’s transfer. “Only one phrase: CLASS. It doesn’t come out of your wealth or your background. It comes from inside…,” he wrote.
Siraj obtained the Participant of the Match for his efficiency within the ultimate, which India gained by 10 wickets to win their eighth Asia Cup on the R Premadasa Stadium. Siraj bowled a devastating spell by which he took 4 wickets within the fourth over en-route to a career-best 6/21 to assist India bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 50 within the ultimate.
“The groundsmen will obtain this money prize. With out them, this event wouldn’t have been doable,” Siraj mentioned after being named Participant of the Match.
Earlier on Sunday, the Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah additionally introduced a money reward of $50,000 for the groundsmen in Kandy and Colombo as an acknowledgment for his or her efforts in making the sphere of play prepared.
Nearly all of the matches within the Sri Lankan leg of the Asia Cup had been affected by rain. Even the ultimate on Sunday had a delayed begin due to moist outfield.
Whereas India’s opening fixture in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan in Pallekele was washed out, a pair extra encounters all through the competitors noticed rain interruptions bringing the Duckworth Lewis technique into impact.
The Tremendous-4 assembly between India and Pakistan spilled on to the reserve day, when the previous prevailed.
Not simply Anand Mahindra, stars like SS Rajamouli, Mahesh Babu, Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma lauded the pacer for his efficiency on Sunday.
“Siraj Miyan, Our Tolichowki boy shines on the Asia Cup ultimate with 6 wickets… And has a giant coronary heart, working to long-on to cease the boundary off his personal bowling…,” filmmaker Rajamouli wrote.
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