A number of young players exploded into the spotlight in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). While Umran Malik’s amazing speed caught the season by storm, youngsters like Arshdeep Singh and Tilak Varma also impressed with their performances.
Umran and Arshdeep were also called up by India for the five-match T20I series against South Africa as a result of their outstanding performances. Mohsin Khan was one such young bowler who put in outstanding efforts for his team.
Mohsin, who was a member of the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022, appeared in nine games and took 14 wickets at a 5.96 economy rate. Mohsin Khan is second only to Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine among bowlers who have bowled more than 30 overs this season (5.57).
Mohammed Shami And Coach Had A Conversation After Mohsin Khan Was Picked In IPL Auction
In the auction, the LSG selected Mohsin for his base price of INR 20 lakh, and his coach, Badruddin Siddiqui, who has previously worked with Mohammed Shami, opened out about the young bowler and detailed his interaction with Shami about Mohsin.
“When the auction was going on, I was sitting with Shami in his farmhouse. He was picked, and so was Mohsin. And then, we were having a conversation about him.
Shami told me, ‘If you just give me four months with him, I’ll make him India’s best all-rounder’. He is a very good batsman. And even KL Rahul said earlier that he has a good understanding of the game,” Siddiqui revealed during a conversation on Sports Yaari.
Mohammed Shami Always Eager To Help Youngsters: Badruddin Siddiqui
In his cricketing career, Mohsin hasn’t had many opportunities to use the bat. He was generally a no.10 for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL.
Shami, according to Siddiqui, is always willing to assist the youngster.
“There can be many bowlers but you need to have a good understanding. You need to know what ball to use against which batsman. Today, Shami is a big bowler. But he is always ready to help the up and coming youngsters,” said the coach.