Siraj played a key role in India taking a 1-0 series lead, picking up eight wickets in the Trial of the Lord, leading the visitors to win the game by 151 runs.
“The England tour was a great experience from any point of view. I am glad I can trust my captain Virat bhai, head coach Ravi Shastri, the support staff and the entire team,” said the 27-year-old. who so far has accumulated 30 wickets in nine tests, told Sportstar on Thursday.
Siraj, however, suggested that he was a bit disappointed that he was not selected on the ICC side. World Cup T20 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October-November this year.
“Well, the selection is not in our hands. It was certainly a dream to play in the T20 World Cup. But then again, that is not the end of everything. I have many more goals, the biggest is to play a leading role. “. in helping the team win games, “Siraj said.
“I will take things as they come, because I believe in destiny and I will be happy with any opportunity I get, even as the pursuit of excellence continues at the highest level,” he added.
Siraj said sharing the ball with pace fans Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami was a great experience.
“Definitely bowling alongside big names like Shami bhai, Ishant bhai and Jasprit (Bumrah) bhai is a huge learning curve for me. They were very supportive and always gave invaluable advice to keep improving my bowling,” he said.
The pacing bowler added that the team was at a high level since winning the Test series in Australia and that confidence was rubbed off in the series against England.
“We were confident, though not complacent. This team is at the top after the memorable series win in Australia. It is a team with complete balance across all departments. And personally, I am a joy to be a part of a unit led by such an inspiring leader as Virat bhai, “said Siraj.
He added that a tip from Kohli prior to the England series helped him through the tour and credited his eight-field tour at Lord’s to that.
“‘We know you’re really good at your inside swingers. But for batters to keep guessing, you should be just as good at outside swingers.’ That is what I have been working very hard on and immensely pleased with the spell of the Lord, “said Siraj.