Siraj Dedicates His MOTM Award To Groundsman: In the final match of Asia Cup 2023, Mohammad Siraj gave his best bowling performance so far in his ODI career and contributed significantly to the victory of Team India. In this match, Siraj took 6 wickets for 21 runs in his spell of 7 overs. For his brilliant performance he was also given the Player of the Match award. After this Siraj dedicated his award prize money to the Sri Lankan groundsman.
Mohammad Siraj received 5,000 US dollars as the title of Player of the Tournament. After receiving this award, Siraj said that I have been bowling well for a long time but was not able to get wickets. I got that success in this match. The ball was swinging on this wicket today and I took advantage of it. I want to give this prize money to the groundsman. This tournament would not have been possible without him.
In the final match of Asia Cup 2023, the Sri Lankan team had won the toss and decided to bat first, but due to rain, the match could start with a delay of about 1 hour. After this, on the basis of Siraj’s excellent bowling performance, the Indian team restricted Sri Lanka’s innings to just 50 runs in 15.2 overs. Team India achieved this target in 6.1 overs and won by 10 wickets.
ACC also announced prize money for groundsmen
There has been a lot of disruption due to rain during the Asia Cup matches in Sri Lanka. In such a situation, the continuous hard work of the groundsman helped in completing the matches. Appreciating his work, the Asian Cricket Council announced an amount of US $ 50,000 as prize money for the groundsmen of Colombo and Kandy and gave them this amount after the final match.