If I Was Scared Of The Short Ball, I Wouldn’t Have Scored That Half-century At Lord’s – Mohammed Shami

Updated - 01 Feb 2022, 06:35 PM

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Senior Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said that he wouldn’t have scored a half-century at the Lord’s Cricket Ground if he was scared of the short-pitched deliveries.

Shami smashed two consecutive boundaries at the Lord’s, London during the Test match against England to score his second Test fifty and his unbeaten 56 runs knock helped India post 298 runs on the board and eventually win by 151 runs.

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah Smash 89-run partnership against England at Lord’s Test (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami said that he was never scared of bouncers and he has always enjoyed his batting.

Let me tell you something. I was never scared of the short ball as many people thought it to be. I have always enjoyed my batting and I do try to contribute as much as possible with the bat and help the team. If I was scared of the short ball, I wouldn’t have scored that half-century at Lord’s. So I don’t think much about it,” Shami told India.com.

Everybody knows about Ravi Shastri’s pep talk – Mohammed Shami

Mohammad Shami
Mohammed Shami celebrates his half-century. (Photo: Twitter)

The right-arm pacer showered praise on the former India head coach Ravi Shastri and said that his positivity rubbed on to the Indian team.

“Everybody knows about Ravi Shastri’s pep talk and he speaks just like you see him in the commentary box. There is not an iota of negativity in Ravi Shastri. His positivity rubbed on to the team and that is something that stood out for me,” said Shami.

Mohammed Shami, Indian Pacer Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammed Shami, while talking about former Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun, said it was great working with him.

“It was great working with Bharat Arun when he was the bowling coach of India. At the international level, there is not much to learn in terms of the basics. It was all about discussing bowling plans and he shared his views and it worked really well for us and the team,” he added.

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