The Royal Challengers Bangalore fans saw one of the worst performances from their franchise’s bowlers against Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as the home team lost a match that they should have won. The batsmen of RCB team did their work perfectly and put on 205 runs on the board with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli scoring half-centuries each.
However, all the hard work done by the batsmen were nullified by the RCB fielders and bowlers, and one of the biggest culprits was Mohammed Siraj. Siraj dropped a couple of catches on the field and then enraged a sleeping beast in Andre Russell with a beamer. Russell was struggling with one run in first four balls, hit the shoulder high full-toss for a six and then steamrolled the RCB bowlers playing one of the most brutalist innings in T20 history.
Mohammed Siraj went for 36 runs in his 2.2 overs and was roasted by fans on social media. Siraj has been expensive in the death overs for RCB but continues to get chances in the playing XI. Siraj got Russell going with that full-toss and he then scored 48* in 13 balls with 7 sixes to hand RCB a defeat that was hard to swallow, given that RCB needed 53 runs in last 18 balls to win the match.
Siraj had dropped two catches as well, the first one was Chris Lynn in the 11th over off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis and Lynn went onto score 43 runs. The second chance was of Nitish Rana, who Siraj dropped off the bowling of Chahal and he scored 37, despite getting out the next ball.
Fans have seemingly had enough of Siraj and his antics on the field and have clamored for his removal on social media. Here are some of the best tweets.
— Shreyas (@DeaconSG97) April 6, 2019
— Rahul Katiriya (@IamRK30) April 6, 2019
— New Commander (@commander_new) April 6, 2019
#Siraj is as terrible as a bowler could get
He has played 3 #T20Is for #IND, conceding 148 runs in 12 overs
He has an economy of 9 in the #IPL
There is no point in playing him at all
He needs to be slayed from #RCB‘s playing XI as soon as possible#RCBvKKR
— Cricket Reviewer (@CricketReviewer) April 6, 2019
Drop siraj and play with 10 players https://t.co/RqdKxQ4A6u
— RCB 😍 CSK 😘 சிil 🔥 (@ImSil_Offl) April 6, 2019
RCB will surely drop Siraj for next game, they need big improvement. Moin was wasted, did not bowled on spin friendly wicket. Coulter-Nile should play in place of Moin, Umesh can come in for Siraj. #IPL2019
— Dilip (@dilippatel_dba) April 5, 2019
— Kaushik Singh (@kaushieksingh) April 5, 2019
@imVkohli needs to replace some players: Drop Parthiv Patel and Mohammed Siraj. Because neither Parthiv is batting fast nor Siraj is useful in death overs. Put @ABdeVilliers17 as your wicket keeper. And take Washington sundar as your lead spinner. #RCBvsKKR
— Parichit Patel (@PatelParichit) April 6, 2019
RCB players waiting for Mohammed Siraj in dressing room pic.twitter.com/NCAyIJhAt0
— Kishor Singh Rajpurohit (@Dominator_xD_) April 6, 2019
Siraj is the biggest fraud in rcb.. Drop him
— caeser (@NAVEENKUMARRM2) April 5, 2019
No need for 3rd seamer..
Washington sunder in place of Siraj will do..
Atleast drop Siraj & Play with 10 players #RCB
— Racket Raja 😉 (@RacketOfficial) April 5, 2019
@imVkohli Mohammed Siraj, no value addition in RCB, dropped a crucial Lynn! Kohli please drop this guy to increase the winning %.
— Rakesh.M.D (@Rksloy07D) April 5, 2019
#rcb please get rid of MD siraj as soon as possible to save your team
.. just drop him
— ankush kumar (@ankushkmr572) April 5, 2019