Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former South Africa cricketer Daryll Cullinan praised Mohammed Shami for his incredible bowling show during the ongoing IND vs SA 1st Test. Cullinan said that Shami’s bowling in the game reminded him of Shaun Pollock and James Anderson.

During the 1st innings of South Africa, Mohammed Shami picked a five-wicket haul to crush the opposition. The right-arm pacer dimissed Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, and Kagiso Rabada. Shami also reached a tally of 200 Test wickets and became the 5th Indian player to achieve the feat.

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Daryll Cullinan
Daryll Cullinan (Credits: Twitter)

Watching Mohammed Shami Bowl Today Reminded Me Of Shaun Pollock and James Anderson: Daryll Cullinan

While speaking to ESPNcricinfo about the match, former South Africa batter Daryll Cullinan praised Shami’s performance in the match.

“His seam position is perfectly up there. Just watching him bowl today reminded me of the likes of (Shaun) Pollock, (James) Anderson. They don’t seem to waste a ball. If you’re on strike, there’s constantly that subtle variation and good seam positions. It is not as if you anticipate the line and length,” Cullinan said.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Credits: Twitter

Daryll Cullinan also praised Mohammed Shami for his thought process while bowling. He said that he is constantly playing with his lengths to trouble batsmen.

“It’s that control which may vary, sort of a foot wide in the crease. It may be a foot fuller or shorter. He finds that in between lengths where you never know whether you should be forward or back. He’s constantly asking you questions. You can see there’s a thought process behind everything that he is doing,” Cullinan further added.

KL Rahul after his century in Centurion. Photo- AFP
KL Rahul after his century in Centurion. Photo- AFP

With Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul, India managed to bowl out South Africa for 197 in the 1st innings. Earlier, India posted 327-10 with KL Rahul’s spectacular century. Reaching 16-1 at the stumps of Day 3, India have gained a lead of 146 runs in the match.

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