This IPL Player’s Rags To Riches Story Is An Inspiration To All The Aspiring Sportsmen!

This story is of passion and dedication. It will show you that no dream is too big. Working hard to achieve your feat is all that matters. This story is of a young man who was born to an autorickshaw¬†driver. He loved his sport and rose to prominence due to his glorious performance in the Ranji Trophy in 2016/17. His hard work earned him a spot in the IPL and we couldn’t be happier for him.

Meet, Siraj Mohammed, a 22-year-old youngster who is a superb pacer. He took 41 wickets in only 9 matches during the Ranji Trophy in 2016/17. His outstanding performance got him selected for the 10th edition of the IPL for a whopping 2.6 crores by the Sun Risers Hyderabad. His base price was 20 lakhs rupees.

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I’m overjoyed. I have no words to express my feelings. I never thought about the money, so I was not worried about it. I just wanted a chance to play in the IPL, but it was exciting to see the way they (team owners) were bidding for me. I never thought I’d be bought for such a big price. When I played my first Ranji Trophy game for Hyderabad two years ago, I had dreamt of playing in the IPL and for my country. One dream has come true, and my sole focus now is the India cap.

 

Siraj comes from a lower middle-class family, his humble father is an auto-rickshaw driver. Now that he can take care of his parents Siraj wants his father to retire from his long job of 30 years.

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“FROM NOW ON, MY FATHER WILL NEVER DRIVE AN AUTO RICKSHAW. I HAVE SEEN MY PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS FOR SO MANY YEARS. NOW, I WANT THEM TO ENJOY A GOOD LIFE.”

Siraj’s mother, Shabana is a home-maker and to make ends meet, she used to work in other people’s houses. She has also been very supportive of her son’s passion and love for cricket.

 

Siraj’s father and mother are very proud of his success and wish him luck in all his future endeavours. His father said,

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“Masha-Allah. I am very happy and proud. I am over the moon. He had this passion for cricket and I never restricted him. Whenever I used to see his performance on TV, I used to pray to God that he keeps on improving.”

Such stories of passion and hard work are a testimony to the fact that dreams do come true. All you have to do is believe in them and perfect yourself!

News Source: Telangana News, Mid-day, ANI