Mohammed Shami opines his role in bowling unit for Indian team

 Mohammed Shami opines his role in bowling unit for Indian team

Mohammed Shami (Source: X)

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has spoken about his rise in the bowling unit of the Indian Team. Mohammed Shami has played an important role in the World Cups for India for a long time now. Mohammed Shami has been a valuable player for India over the years in away games also. He is still carrying his responsibility and gives everything in his bowling.

Mohammed Shami didn’t get a chance in India’s playing XI in the starting games of the World Cup. Hardik Pandya got his ankle injured against the Bangladesh game in Pune. Mohammed Shami got a chance in the playing XI. Later he played a huge role in becoming the highest wicket-taker in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

In seven matches of the 2023 ODI World Cup, he took 24 wickets. In India’s semi-final against New Zealand at Wankhede Mumbai he destroyed the New Zealand batting line-up by taking seven wickets.

Mohammed Shami reveals that as his fans praised him throughout the World Cup for his expectational performance he says his preparations started a decade ago. Under former captain Virat Kohli, Head coach Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun he was a main figure in the fast bowling unit.

These young fast bowlers can match the levels of former players: Mohammed Shami

“The people who used to like the Indian cricket team for their batting have now started cheering for us. There is no greater happiness than this. People talk about the performance of the bowlers during the World Cup, but, if you have to look at the overall picture, you have to go back to 2013 and 2014. That is where the journey started,” Shami said in an interaction with News18.

Mohammed Shami also revealed that the stage is set for young fast bowlers. Due to workload and other matches as led many fast bowlers to get a chance in the Indian team. Fast bowlers like Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Prasidh Krishna have already played a few games for the Indian team.

“If we look at the facts now, we only had three fast bowlers performing in the World Cup this time, which makes us believe that we have set the benchmark for future bowlers. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah came in after and then Mohammed Siraj. Like this, this team could set a benchmark on its own,” the pacer added.

With the help of guidance and right stage, the talented fast bowlers can match the levels that are set by former players.


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