The first T20 between India and New Zealand of the 3-match series that is set to be played on India’s home turf is currently underway and it has already been quite an eventful night at Jaipur. India won the toss and opted to bowl first.
The New Zealand batters seemed to be in great form at first. Although Daryl Mitchell departed early, Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill both made sure that New Zealand put up a big total and they did. It was only after 13 overs when Ravichandran Ashwin showed his magic and picked up two wickets in the same over – Chapman first and then Glen Phillips. That over single handedly changed the dynamics of the match and shifted it a bit towards India.
However, it was a particular incident that occurred with Mohammad Siraj that won over the internet completely.
We have seen how much of a warrior the Hyderabad born pacer is on the pitch during his outing with India’s test team. He showed it once again tonight, this time with the T20 team. It is the first time that Mohammad Shami got a chance to prove himself in the shortest format of the game for the Nation and although it will be wrong to say that he was very good, his passion for the game has been proved.
During the match, Siraj started bleeding on his left hand and was in immense pain. However, he just applied a bandage over it and started to bowl again as if nothing had happened. The pics of the same have gone viral in no time and fans are showering their love for the player.