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Siraj rides an emotional rollercoaster to keep India in Test series

The inexperienced pace bowler has stepped up to lead a depleted Indian attack in the fourth Test against Australia

Amlan Chakraborty

An injury-ravaged India have shown tremendous resilience to stay afloat in the four-Test series against Australia, and Mohammed Siraj best illustrated their never-say-die attitude with his maiden five-wicket haul in the Brisbane decider on Monday.

It has been an emotionally testing tour for the 26-year-old who lost his father in November but stayed on to make his Test debut in Melbourne.

His mental strength was further tested in Sydney, where a section of the crowd targeted him, prompting an investigation into India’s allegation of racial abuse of some of their players...

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