Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. Image Credits: Twitter

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir stated that the Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami, is extremely ‘threatening’ and no batter in the world would be happy to face the 31-year-old.

Shami has been flourishing under the shadow of Jasprit Bumrah but he has comfortably outshone his partner in the ongoing 3-match Test series between India and South Africa. He took a fifer in the first Test in Centurion and has picked up wickets at regular intervals for Virat Kohli and co.

More than the fear, he was threatening throughout the day, in this innings, and probably throughout the series. The kind of lengths which he bowled, kept testing the batter.”

Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Credits: Twitter

Ask any top batsman. No one would want to face him. He bowls so close to the stumps that he is always in or around off-stump. And from there on, he gets the movement and from there on he gets the edges,” Gambhir told on Star Sports.

“One of the best bowlers going around in red-ball cricket” – Gautam Gambhir

After the win in Centurion, skipper Kohli had lavished praise on Shami, claiming that he was comfortably in the top-3 pacers in Test cricket. Similarly, Gambhir shared the same opinion asserting that the relentlessness of Shami puts him right at the top.

Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah. Image-Twitter.

I think Mohammed Shami or Jasprit Bumrah will keep challenging any batter. More me, Mohammed Shami is relentless and he’s very threatening. He is probably one of the best bowlers going around in red-ball cricket,” Gambhir added.

His knack of picking up wickets when the team needs it the most was on display during Day 2 of the Cape Town Test. Just when a partnership was blooming, Shami came on to take two wickets in three balls to tilt the match in India’s favour.

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