New Delhi. Mohammad Shami has bowled brilliantly so far in World Cup 2023. In the first semi-final, he took 7 wickets against New Zealand and led Team India to a memorable win by 70 runs. Along with this, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team has made a place in the final. In the match, India batted first and made a huge score of 397 runs for 4 wickets. Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century while Shreyas Iyer also scored a century. In reply, the Kiwi team was all out by scoring 327 runs. Shami became the first Indian bowler to take 7 wickets in ODI history and was also awarded the Player of the Match.
After the win, Mohammed Shami revealed his fears. Speaking on Hot Star, Shami said that when we reached the 400-run score, our parrots flew because the pitch looked easy. Dew also falls here. In such a situation, batting becomes easier in the second innings. He said it was a good thing the fog didn’t fall. When there is mist, the ball starts to skit and hits the bat better. Another good thing was that their opening batsmen could not score big. If they had started well we could have been in trouble.
The liver should be large
Talking about the World Cup 2023, Mohammad Shami did not get a chance in the first 4 matches. After this, after Hardik Pandya was injured, he came and dominated. So far he has taken 23 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 9. Has taken 5 wickets 3 times. He is also the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup. Mohammad Shami said that if you want to take wickets, you have to have a big heart. You have to throw the ball up to get movement off the pitch. In such situations, sometimes runs are made on you. But if you keep repeating this over and over again you will definitely get success. Same thing happened to me. My bowling stays around this.
Only 5 bowlers could take 7 wickets
Talking about the history of World Cup, only 5 bowlers have been able to take 7 wickets in an innings. Mohammed Shami is the first bowler in the world to do so in a knockout match. Before Shami, Australia’s Glenn McGrath did the same against Namibia in 2003, Australia’s Andy Bickell against England in 2003, New Zealand’s Tim Southee against England in 2015 and West Indies’ Winston Davis against Australia in 1983. Achieved 7 wickets in the World Cup.
Zaheer Khan’s record was broken
The 33-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Shami has taken 23 wickets so far in the current World Cup. Along with this, he has also become the highest wicket-taker for India in a single World Cup season. Shami has broken Zaheer Khan’s record. Left arm fast bowler Zaheer took 21 wickets in the 2011 World Cup. Talking about the history of ODI World Cup, Mohammad Shami has taken 54 wickets so far. He is the first Indian bowler to reach the 50-wicket mark.
First published: November 16, 2023, 05:31 IST