The major highlight of the modern-day Indian National Cricket Team is all about their fast-bowling department. They have got the lethal fast bowlers, who can deliver the goods across the formats with ease, irrespective of the conditions. Speaking of the same, the head coach Ravi Shastri lauded Mohammed Shami’s effort to pick 5-wicket haul but worried about the injury to Jasprit Bumrah.

India rode on Mohammed Shami’s brilliant spell in the second innings of the first Test on a docile pitch in Visakhapatnam when he claimed a five-wicket haul to help the hosts beat South Africa by 203 runs. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah ruled the roost in West Indies, where he showed his brilliance with the red-ball.

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Mohammed Shami is relentless –

In an exclusive interview with The Hindu, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri expressed his opinion regarding the team’s recent performance. Shastri quoted that Mohammed Shami has been working really hard and appreciated the way he got himself out of the personal disturbances he had in the recent past. Ravi Shastri concluded saying that he would hate facing Shami at the moment.

Mohammed Shami, Shoaib Akhtar
Credit: AFP

“To bounce back from personal issues and bowl the way he did was remarkable. He is relentless, very skillful, and at you all the time. I would have hated to face him,” said Shastri.

Very concerned – Ravi Shastri on Jasprit Bumrah injury

It doesn’t matter how the conditions are, Jasprit Bumrah always makes life hard for the batsman. He is an all-format player, who can deliver goods on a consistent basis. However, the injury to his lower back isn’t letting the team management sleep in peace, as Bumrah is a scintillating performer for India across the formats.

Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: BCCI Twitter

“Very concerned (regarding Bumrah’s injury). Because he is precious, special, different, and a match-winner. They are taking opinions on whether he needs surgery. We have to be careful about his workload because he plays all three formats,” said Ravi Shastri.

Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal in recent times and was more than impressive in the Test series against West Indies. Bumrah was India’s wrecker-in-chief as he picked 13 wickets at an average of just 9.23. He has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at an average of 19.24.

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