Mohammed Shami recently took a five-wicket haul against South Africa in the first Test.
By Siddhu Manchikanti,
October 08, 2019 17:51 IST
Mohammad Shami is one of the best bowlers in the longer format at this moment and the ace pacer for team India after Bumrah. If this sentence read a few months back you would have laughed out loud but to now. This average pacer came back that strong to lead the bowling attack of mighty team India.
Ex-Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that Indian pacer Mohammad Shami called him to seek advice. Following India's 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand. Mohammed Shami recently took a five-wicket haul against South Africa in the first Test. The game was heading towards a draw and then Shami stepped in to shatter the stumps of Temba Bavuma, Du Plessis and Decock in successive overs.
In the first Test during the first innings against South Africa, he went wicket-less. But it looked like the match for the pacer started from the second innings. He didn’t allow the Proteas batsmen to survive on the pitch for very long and took his 5th fifer in Test cricket for his side.
Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar is also known as Rawalpindi Express has come down with some revelations about his telephonic conversation. It took place after India’s exit from World Cup semi-final when Indian pacer phoned him. 'I told Shami...I want him to become a tearaway pacer...I told him you can become king of reverse swing, which is one of his variations that very few subcontinent players have' he added. Akhtar said it's a 'sad scenario' that Pakistani pacers don't call him.