Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar “enjoyed” Mohammed Siraj’s reaction which came after Ravichandran Ashwin completed his century in the second test match against England in Chennai.
Sachin Tendulkar further praised Siraj & said that this is what team sport is all about. As Ashwin scored his 100th run in the second innings, Mohammed Siraj who was at the other side of the crease was seen punching in the air & celebrating Ashwin’s century like he himself scored a century. Ravichandran Ashwin played a brilliant knock of 106 runs in the second innings & fetched eight wickets in the game as India defeated England by a margin of 317 runs
Taking to twitter Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “@mdsirajofficial’s reaction to @ashwinravi99 getting to his century was very interesting & I thoroughly enjoyed that. This is what Team Sport is all about…. enjoying and being a part of your teammates” success. Proud of you Siraj & #TeamIndia!”
Ravichandran Ashwin retweeted Tendulkar’s tweet & said, “@mdsirajofficial has been nothing but a team man.” India remains in contention to make it to the finals of the ICC World Test Championship, after clinching an impressive victory over England in the 2nd Test to level in the four match test series.
Clinching glorious victory in Chennai on Tuesday has lifted India to the second position with 69.7 percentage points table but they cannot afford to lose another match as they require 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship.
England who led the table after winning the opening test of the ongoing four match test series have slipped down to fourth position with 67.0 percentage points. England can still qualify for the finals of WTC but for qualifying they have to win the remaining two matches of the Test series against India. New Zealand has already qualified for the finals while Australia can still qualify for the finals of WTC if the ongoing series against England is drawn or if England win it by 2-1 points.
India levelled the four match test series with 1-1 scores against England & the third test will start from February 24 which will be a day & night test match to be played in Ahmedabad.