Pacer Mohammed Shami has lavished rich praises on the Indian team after their historic win over Australia in Brisbane on Tuesday. With a victory in the fourth and last Test of the series, India takes the series 2-1 and conquer the Australians for the second consecutive tour.
However, one member of the Indian team who was a key part of the series victory a couple of years ago wasn’t with the team in Brisbane: Mohammed Shami. The pacer was ruled out of the series after copping a blow from a Pat Cummins bouncer in the first Test in Adelaide.
Mohammed Shami reveals that he cried when he got injured and learned that he will not take any further part in the series due to a wrist fracture. Shami felt upset because his injury meant that the team had to change plans, and had to leave the tour after just a single game.
“When I got injured, I was in tears. Because we had planned a lot and I was leaving the team mid-way. I want to give credit to the management, support staff, and all of the players in Australia for this win,” Mohammed Shami told Times Of India.
You cannot doubt the bench strength of this team: Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami says that this series victory is a massive achievement for the team. The 30-year-old lauds the bench strength of the team and says that the current Indian squad is capable of winning anywhere in the world. Despite a spate of injuries, the Ajinkya Rahane led side emerged victorious over Australia on the back of superb individual and collective performances from everyone, especially the youngsters.
“It is a big achievement. There have been plenty of injuries. And the way Rahane used the reserved players is commendable. The newcomers have shown character. Most significantly, we now have repeated the success of 2018. Nothing can be compared with this historic achievement. We have performed as a unit in this series,” he added.
“Be it bowling or batting, we have done immensely well. With this win, we have proved that we can beat any team in the world in their own den. You cannot doubt the bench strength of this team. They have done wonders in Australia and this performance will be remembered for a long time,” Mohammed Shami further said.