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Mohammed Siraj's father passes away due to lung ailment; pacer to remain with India squad in Australia

  • Press Trust of India
  • November 20th, 2020
  • 22:25:59 IST

New Delhi: Pacer Mohammed Siraj, who is in Australia with the Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series, lost his father Mohammed Ghouse on Friday.

Ghouse was only 53 and lost the battle to a lung ailment.

File image of Mohammed Siraj with his father Mohammed Ghouse, who passed away on Friday after losing a battle against a lung ailment. News18

File image of Mohammed Siraj with his father Mohammed Ghouse, who passed away on Friday after losing a battle against a lung ailment. News18

Coming from a humble background, Ghouse was instrumental in Siraj's growth as a cricketer as he supported his son's ambitions with his limited resources.

"Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mohammed Siraj & his family, on the loss of his father. The entire RCB family is with you during this difficult time. Stay strong, Miyan," Siraj's Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted.

It has been learnt that Siraj won't return for the last rites in Hyderabad due to quarantine protocols.

The Indian squad, currently in the middle of a 14-day quarantine period, has been training in isolation on the outskirts of the city of Sydney after arriving to the country on 13 November.

Updated Date: November 20, 2020 22:25:59 IST

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