WATCH: Mohammed Siraj recreates Ronaldo’s ‘Siuu’ celebration
Mohammed Siraj did not get a lot of wickets with the ball on Day 3 of the first Test against South Africa, but he has been bowling sensationally. After a lot of hard work in the first session, he finally got his reward in the early parts of the second session. He dismissed Rassie van der Dussen with a sensational delivery, finding his outside edge which carried low to Ajinkya Rahane at Gully.
The excitement of picking a wicket after many overs of hard work is the most priceless feeling possible, and it made the Indian fast bowler emulate Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo‘s celebration. Right after Rahane completed that brilliant catch, he did the “Siuu” celebration, one we often wee from Ronaldo when he scores a goal.
“Siuu” in Spanish means “Yes” and ever since Ronaldo started doing this celebration from his time at Real Madrid, it became a global sensation. A lot of people around the world, including some top sports stars, often emulate the great man’s celebration and the Indian fast bowler was the latest addition to it. Siraj could’ve had another wicket almost instantly of Quinton de Kock, but KL Rahul struggled to pick up on a tough chance in the slips.
Here’s the moment when Mohammed Siraj went “Siuu”
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India is on a roll in the 1st Test against South Africa on Day 3, after a sensational batting performance on Day 1. Day 2 was washed out because of rain and perhaps that had a huge role in altering the condition of the track, which produced a lot of bounce for the fast bowlers. India lost their final 7 wickets for 49 runs, and got bowled out for 327 runs.
But that disappointment did not exude among bowlers, with Jasprit Bumrah providing the opening breakthrough after just five balls. Mohammed Shami then chipped in with two more wickets in the early parts of the second session, before Mohammed Siraj got the all-important wicket of Van der Dussen.