Premier India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has emerged as one of the most improved pacer in the national team. He has proved himself across formats and is currently on a fine run for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020. However, alike a lot of players, Mohammed Shami also faced his fair share of ups and downs in his career.
Shami faced a major setback in 2015 due to knee injury. Their were outpouring speculations all over the media that his career would be over. He had also put on too much as he weighed 95 kgs during the phase and started believing that all the speculations surrounding his career are true.
I weighed almost 95 kg and I felt that what people are saying is true: Mohammed Shami
“Everyone faces some problem or the other in their lives. To set a goal and to achieve it, you need to plan a chart and work accordingly. I believe that everyone has to face a difficult phase in life to refocus and work in the right direction,” Shami said on Amstrad InsideSport Face 2 Face cricket series.
“I remember after my injury, I weighed almost 95 kg and I felt that what people are saying is true and I can’t do anything about it. But then I had a ball next to me throughout the 60 days of my bed rest. You don’t have to forget things in life and you have to learn and adapt to the situation and you can’t lie to yourself, especially with regard to your profession,” Shami added.
The Indian fast bowling unit spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah, which consists of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav has emerged formidable. Shami among others have improved a lot in the recent past. At present, the Indian pace attack, is arguably the finest in the world.