Md Siraj asks father to stop driving autos after bagging Rs 2.6 cr IPL deal

He also wants to buy a house for his family

IPL 2017 : The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 auction spread smiles in a Hyderabad neighbourhood. There was a good reason too. Mohammed Siraj, the younger son of auto driver Mohammed Ghaus was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a staggering Rs 2.6 crore.

As reporters made a beeline outside the cricketer’s modest rented family house, he explained how he plans to use his money now.”My father drove auto all these years but never let financial pressure of the family affect me or my elder brother. A bowling spikes costs a lot and he would just get the best for me. I want to buy a house for them now in a good locality,” Siraj told The Quint.

While Siraj wants his father to stop driving autos, his father wishes otherwise. “I will drive the auto as long as I have the strength. Why should I depend on sons?” Ghaus was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

Interestingly, Siraj was often admonished by his mother Shabana Begum who worked as a house maid for showing lack of interest in studies. He discontinued studying while in intermediate, whereas, his brother went ahead to become an IT professional.

“He brought many mementos and sometimes cash prizes as well. However, I never knew he would become so big. It’s all God’s blessings,” the proud mother told Mumbai Mirror after the auction.

Although his family did not keep a track on his career properly, Siraj slowly earned the reputation of a pacer in Hyderabad cricket circle. Read more


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