Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul
Mohammad Shami [Photo-Twitter]

KXIP pacer Mohammed Shami has said that he shares a great camaraderie with his skipper KL Rahul on the field and that has helped him to excel in the tournament as a bowler. It is noteworthy that Shami is second on the list of the highest wicket-takers this season and the pacer has led the KXIP bowling attack for the majority of the tournament this year.

His team, Kings XI Punjab, had a very poor start to their IPL 2020 campaign as they could win only 1 in the first 7 matches that they played in the tournament. However, they have made a strong comeback in the second half of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League as KXIP have gone on to win their last 5 games consecutively, three of which came against the table toppers.

Kings XI Punjab
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Mohammed Shami Opens Up On His Camaraderie With KL Rahul

Speaking exclusively to Times Now, Mohammed Shami said, “Rahul and I have played international cricket for a long time now, and we understand each other really well. We respect each other a lot. When it is about batting, I listen to him, and vice versa when it comes to bowling. It is very important for a bowler in a format like T20 cricket to have the support and trust of your captain. That helps in increasing the confidence of the bowler.”

KXIP, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul
Mohammed Shami [Photo-Twitter]
KL Rahul has ascended the throne as the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab and has led his side from the front. The Indian batsman has been holding the Orange Cap for the majority of the tournament until now. Though Kings XI Punjab had a shaky start to IPL this year, they have recovered quite well.