Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Mohammed Siraj and his family were in for a big surprise when captain Virat Kohli made a visit to their house in Hyderabad on Sunday night. (IPL 2018 FULL Coverage)
RCB captain Kohli, along with his few team members including Parthiv Patel, visited Siraj's home in Towli Chowki area of the city where they were served with delicious Hyderabadi biryani and other local delicacies.
According to a report in Telagana Today, the RCB team members, including Kohli, sat on the floor and enjoyed the dinner in typical Hyderabadi style.
Kohli spent almost close to two hours at Siraj's residence before going back to the hotel.
Siraj, son of an auto-rickshaw driver, gained fame after he was was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL 2017 auction for a whopping Rs 2.6 crore. While IPL got him recognition, Siraj feels that it's his hard work in the Ranji Trophy during the 2016-17 season for Hyderabad that has resulted in all the success that he has got.
His IPL fame was followed by a call-up to the Indian team. The lanky fast bowler made his India debut in a T20I against New Zealand in November last year.
In this year's auction, Siraj was picked up by RCB for Rs 1 crore.
According to the Telangana Today report, Siraj and his family were living in a small two-room house in Khaja Nagar area of Banjara Hills before constructing a new house in Towli Chowki last year.