Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Credits: Twitter

Indian pace ace Mohammed Shami has begun planning for the cricketing season with the team by practising on his own at his farmhouse. Like many cricketers, he also has to resort training this way amid the battles of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bengal speedster posted a video on his official Twitter handle, in which he was performing pace bowling in his hometown of Uttar Pradesh. Mohammed Shami has cemented his spot in the Indian team as one of the most reliable wicket-takers.

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Having made his international debut back in 2013, Mohammed Shami struggled aplenty due to injuries and form concerns. He even revealed in a conversation with Rohit Sharma that he contemplated suicide numerous times due to not being able to play professional cricket. However, he fought back through everything and won his spot again in the Indian outfit.

Mohammed Shami, Shoaib Akhtar
Credit: AFP

At present, the 29-year-old is part of one of the best fast-bowling attacks in the world and the greatest India has had. Along with Shami, the likes of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have made them a fearsome bowling outfit in Tests, giving a real run for their money to England and South Africa in 2018. In Tests, Mohammed Shami has picked up 180 scalps in 49 fixtures at 27.36.

In the below video, the paceman can be seen bowling in good rhythm while also finding a desirable line and length to trouble the batsmen.

Shami posted a caption as “Quality practice session at my farmhouse all brothers together.”

Mohammed Shami will look forward to the tour of Australia:

Shami would indeed be looking forward to the tour of Australia later this year, which will comprise of four Tests as well as limited-overs games. The paceman would be aiming to make a mark once more down under where he picked up 16 wickets in four outings in 2018-19 as India recorded a maiden Test series victory down under.

On the forthcoming occasion, it would be a litmus test for the Indian team as they will be up against David Warner and Steve Smith, who weren’t part of the Australian outfit the last time. India’s defence of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy begins at the Gabba in Brisbane from the 3rd of December.

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