WATCH: Mohammed Siraj receives rousing welcome in Hyderabad after India’s T20 World Cup victory

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was given a hero’s welcome upon returning to his hometown of Hyderabad on Friday, following the Indian cricket team’s triumphant T20I World Cup campaign. Scores of enthusiastic fans gathered at the airport and lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their local cricketing star, showering him with chants, applause, and flower petals.

Homecoming of the local star

Siraj, who played a crucial role in India’s World Cup victory with his pace bowling but failed to make it in the playing 11 of the knockouts, a youngster being an important part of the team’s fielding unit was a two-time best fielder medalist in the tournament. The local boy was visibly moved by the outpouring of love and support from his fellow Hyderabadis. He took time to greet the crowd, shake hands, and pose for selfies, acknowledging their warm reception with a wide smile.

Here’s the video

This is the swag of RCB boy Siraj 🔥🔥🔥

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The fast bowler’s arrival in Hyderabad coincided with the team’s victory parade and felicitation ceremony in Mumbai, where the World Cup champions were celebrated by thousands of fans. Siraj, who had joined the team in these festivities, now received a similarly rousing welcome in his city.

The local lad also gave a speech in a gathering full of cricket fans saying that he isn’t the only one who’s a champion but, every kid and person who prayed for the nation’s win is a champion.

Here’s the video

Mohammad Siraj Speech. 🗣️🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/U5OUFi3iIS

— ज़िन्दगी गुलज़ार है ! (@Gulzar_sahab) July 5, 2024

The joyous crowd on the streets

Hyderabad erupted in joy as their local hero returned home, with fans lining the streets and waving the Indian flag to show their support. The city’s residents expressed immense pride in Siraj’s achievement and his contribution to India’s World Cup triumph.

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Mohammed Siraj’s inspirational journey

Siraj, who hails from a humble background in Hyderabad, has risen through the ranks to become one of India’s most promising fast bowlers. His consistent performances in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL) earned him a spot in the national team, and he has since established himself as a reliable member of the pace attack.

The fast bowler’s journey has been one of perseverance and hard work, and his success has inspired many young cricketers in Hyderabad and across India. Siraj’s heartwarming welcome in his hometown is a testament to the impact he has made on the cricketing landscape and the pride he has brought to his community.

As Siraj continues his rise in international cricket, he can take solace in the fact that he has the unwavering support of his fellow Hyderabadis, who will always remember him as one of their own. The fast bowler’s homecoming has been a joyous occasion for the city, and it serves as a reminder of the power of sport to unite people and inspire generations to come.

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Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was given a hero’s welcome upon returning to his hometown of Hyderabad on Friday, following the Indian cricket team’s triumphant T20I World Cup campaign. Scores of enthusiastic fans gathered at the airport and lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their local cricketing star, showering him with chants, applause, and…

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