Lucknow Super Giants’ pacer Mohsin Khan stated that he practiced with Shami during the lockdown and learned a lot from him.
Mohsin, a left-arm seamer, shone brightly in the Lucknow Super Giants’ inaugural IPL season. Although an India cap has eluded him for the time being, hope to hear more from this cricketer from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh who was impressed with his abilities as well as composure under pressure.
Mohsin has made use of his height, hit the deck hard, hurried batsmen, and caused issues with his angles and slower ones. This season, he has the highest Powerplay economy rate (5.25, minimum 10 overs) of any bowler. During the playoffs, TOI caught up with the 23-year-old for a quick look at his methods.
Mohsin discusses his IPL experience and says that “I spent three years with the Mumbai Indians. It was a large group. I had chances in the middle, but they were all gone.
“Now that I’m here with LSG, the coaches and captains are rooting for me. Kachchi family achchi hai Lucknow has provided me with chances to perform, but I have done everything in my power to impress them and make an impression.”
Mohsin Khan on Learning from Mohammed Shami:
Mohammed Shami, an Indian pacer, has been outstanding for Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pacer Shami has bagged 18 wickets for Pandya and Co. in the league stage of the IPL 2022.
Mohsin Khan said: “During the Lockdown, I spent considerable time with Shami Bhai. We at first worked very hard on our fitness because a playing surface was just being created at his location and it was going to take some time.”
“He eventually told me how essential these things (fitness) are and how they will come in handy later. After that, mein karta gaya jo jo batate they. Meine hamesha dhyan unki baat pe dhyan diya. I did everything Bhaiya told me to do with zeal. Whatever he tries to tell me to do in the future, I will focus on it and keep doing it,” Mohsin Khan added.
Mohsin has picked 14 scalps in nine games at 13.23 and an economy rate of 5.93.