Industrialist Anand Mahindra displayed his wit when a fan requested he gift an SUV to Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj in recognition of his exceptional performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final. Mahindra gently reminded the fan that he had already granted the same gesture in the past.
In the Asia Cup 2023 final at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium, Siraj delivered a stellar performance, claiming remarkable figures of 6/21 in seven overs. Thanks to his brilliance, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup crumbled, managing only 50 runs in 15.2 overs. Hardik Pandya also made a significant contribution with 3/3. India’s openers swiftly achieved the target in just 6.1 overs.
Mahindra, recognizing Siraj’s exceptional bowling, took to his official X [formerly Twitter] account and praised him, saying, “I don’t think I have EVER before felt my heart weep for our opponents… It’s as if we have unleashed a supernatural force upon them… @mdsirajofficial you are a Marvel Avenger…”
In response to a user’s comment requesting a gift of an SUV for Siraj, Mahindra good-naturedly replied, “Been there, done that…”
Been there, done that… https://t.co/jBUsxlooZf— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 17, 2023
It’s worth noting that after India’s remarkable 2-1 Test series victory over Australia in 2020-21, Mahindra had already gifted SUVs to Siraj, T Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, and Navdeep Saini.