Mohammed Ghaus, father of India pacer Mohammed Siraj, handed away in Hyderabad on Friday. He was 53 and was affected by a lung ailment.
Siraj, who’s now in Australia with the Indian workforce, misplaced his elder brother when he was simply seven and now has solely his mom, Shabana, as subsequent of kin.
With quarantine guidelines in place, Siraj won’t be able to attend the funeral.
Siraj, who was coaching with the workforce in Sydney, was given the unhappy information on return from observe.
“My dad at all times used to say ‘mere beta, desh ka naam roshan karna’ (my son, make the nation proud). And, I’ll, for positive!” stated an emotional Siraj.
“The final time I spoke to him was earlier than I left for Australia,” he stated.
“I’m conscious of the hardships my dad confronted, driving an autorickshaw in order that I might pursue my ardour,” stated the lad who rose from the by-lanes of Toli Chowki to don the Nationwide colors.
“I’ve misplaced the largest assist of my life. It was his dream to see me play for the nation and I’m glad I might realise that and produce him pleasure,” a distraught Siraj stated.
“Coach (Ravi) Shastri Sir and captain Virat Kohli have been knowledgeable in regards to the information. They instructed me to be courageous and are lending all assist,” Siraj added.