India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has revealed that he was asked to "quit cricket and drive auto” with his father after a disappointing IPL 2019 campaign. Siraj added that MS Dhoni's heartening words to him made him feel slightly better. The 27-year-old had a poor IPL 2019 season for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). While he claimed seven wickets in nine matches, he had an economy rate of nearly 10. In a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was taken for 36 runs in 2.2 overs. He sent down two beamers and had to be taken off from bowling.
That Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in world cricket today is a known fact. But, for the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to come out and admit that the fast bowler is currently the best in world cricket is perhaps the greatest compliment he could have got.
Delhi have traditionally never been dangerous in the IPL. As Daredevils, they never showed much daredevilry. But this season has been different. Rechristenend Delhi Capitals, they are only a couple of games away from lifting the coveted title. However, in their way stands a big obstacle named Chennai Super Kings.
A consistent Delhi Capitals will face a rather lucky Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator match of IPL 2019 at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Delhi finished third in the points table with nine wins from 14 games while Sunrisers just about managed to sneak in with 12 points, thanks to a better run rate than Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.