Be it home soil or overseas conditions, Mohammed Shami knows how to produce a seam bowling masterclass. With good length comes great results, Shami is one of a kind. He is one of the key weapons of the Indian team’s bowling attack. He always focusses on keeping the seam upright so much so that off the pitch it can cut.
His effect of destruction on the pitch was clearly witnessed when he made his debut against West Indies in 2013 and it was the perfect time for him to announce his arrival in a grand fashion. He picked 4 wickets in the first innings and 5 in the second innings. Since then, he has established himself as one of the world’s finest fast bowlers.
The fast bowler has been in sensational form this season as he has taken 68 wickets across all formats of the game. It should be noted that only Pat Cummins has taken more wickets (83) than him in the international circuit.
Case in point, Shami once again ripped through the defences of Bangladesh team and had picked up 4 wickets in the second innings which helped India bundle out Bangladesh for a mere 213. The hosts got the better of visitors by innings and 130 runs to clinch Indore Test and take 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
Dale Steyn is impressed with Shami’s skills
Impressed by Shami’s bowling, South Africa’s top bowler Dale Steyn labelled Mohammed Shami as the best bowler based on the current form. Steyn, during an interaction with fans in the question-answer session on the Twitter platform, was answering the questions patiently. When he was asked who according to him is the best bowler currently, Steyn replied “Shami on current form.”
Check out Dale Steyn’s tweet:
Shami on current form
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) November 16, 2019
Meanwhile, the former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was also impressed with Mohammed Shami’s bowling.“When he is running in. When the spider cam actually takes it, it is such a sight. It is almost like a leopard going for a kill. His seam position and wrist position is so good.
The last-minute little flick of one finger to get the ball away and the last-minute flick of the index finger to get the ball in. Amazing. This is a skill that he has practised,” Sunil Gavaskar said while praising Shami.