10-0-58-2 – these were Mohammed Siraj’s bowling figures in the first ODI against West Indies at Port of Spain, but they don’t do justice to how well he bowled in the game, especially at the death when he delivered a series of yorkers to restrict West Indies’ run scoring and win the game for India by 3 runs.
Siraj appeared to be a pale shadow of his former self over the last three months, leading some to dismiss his good run in the IPL and international cricket last year as a flash in the pan. But he’s come roaring back strong, first helping India win the ODI series against England and now the first game in the West Indies.
It is safe to say that the 28-year-old has silenced his detractors for the time being. Here are some of the best reactions to his performance: