Mohammed Siraj presents his T20 World Cup medal to mother after a rousing welcome in Hyderabad

India pacer Mohammad Siraj presented his T20 World Cup 2024 medal to his mother after receiving a rousing welcome in his hometown Hyderabad.

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India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has always won hearts for his heartwarming gestures that show he is a family fan. From a humble background in Hyderabad, Siraj is now the pride of the entire nation after being a part of the T20 World Cup-winning team.

It was a busy day for Siraj and his team as they returned to India from Barbados on Thursday. They received a rousing reception at the Delhi airport before meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. It was followed by an open bus parade in Mumbai and a victory lap at the Wankhede Stadium, where the BCCI felicitated the players for their historic achievement.

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The players finally flew home on Friday, but the celebrations continued. Siraj was given a hero's welcome in his hometown of Hyderabad. A large group of fans gathered around his car and the cricketer, wearing his medal, waved at them from the car's sunroof.

Watch the video of Siraj getting a warm welcome in Hyderabad:

He then returned to his home and presented the medal to his mother, a gesture that was widely appreciated by fans on social media. He posted a picture on social media of his mother, Shabana Begum, wearing the T20 World Cup winners’ medal.

Check out the post below: 

It is noteworthy that Siraj lost his father, an auto-rickshaw driver, while on national duty during India's 2020 tour of Australia. Despite this devastating loss of his rock-solid support, the right-arm pacer decided to stay with the team and continue playing. His dedication and determination were widely recognised by the cricket fraternity and he was able to shine well in the series. 

Team India were stranded in Barbados for three days following Hurricane Beryl. Upon their arrival, the streets of Mumbai were filled with supporters who had gathered to get a glimpse of the world champions. India finally ended their 11-year wait for an ICC trophy, defeating South Africa by seven runs in a thrilling final.

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