India cricketer Mohammed Shami has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to ban single-use plastic in the country. Shami recently took part in a programme organised by Hindustan Petroleum in Amroha, where he extended his support.

The degradation in climate has been one of the most significant problems across the globe and plastic plays a key role in it. Many countries have taken necessary steps to ban the use of plastic and India are slowly taking up the useful measures.

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Recently, PM Narendra Modi called for banning single-use of plastic in the country. And Mohammed Shami has extended his whole-hearted support to the cause. He also urged one and all to come forward and help to make India plastic-free.

Mohammed Shami. Credit: Twitter

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“We all know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started an initiative of cleaning the country be it Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or banning plastic in the country. We all must come forward and support Prime Minister’s initiatives and be the pacesetters for the cause,” Shami told reporters.

Furthermore, Mohammed Shami listed the side effects of using plastic and urged one to keep it away from the children. The Bengal pacer is currently on break as he is not a part of the T20I squad and is using this time to do some useful works.

Mohammed Shami celebrates a wicket. Credit: AFP

“There are many ill effects of plastic on the environment. We should use plastic as less as possible and should take it away from our children,” Shami concluded.

Speaking about his game, Mohammed Shami had a dream run in the World Cup in the few matches he played. He also had a good run in West Indies and will hope to keep up his excellent form against South Africa in the upcoming three-match Test series.

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