IPL 2022: Mohammad Shami Told Mohsin Khan That He Is Better Than Him, Says Coach

Updated - 02 May 2022, 04:47 PM

Mohsin Khan( Image Credits: Twitter)
Mohsin Khan( Image Credits: Twitter)

A left-arm medium pacer with a high-arm action and capacity to produce bob from a decent length, Mohsin Khan was viewed as one to keep an eye out for. On Sunday, the Lucknow Super Giants bowler returned figures of 4/16 against Delhi Capitals, which empowered his side to secure a high-scoring game. His four wickets were of David Warner, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, and Shardul Thakur.

Bowling was never the best option for Mohsin. His mentor reviewed how he went with his senior sibling to the ground in Moradabad one day. His elder brother believed that Mohsin should be a cricketer.

Mohsin Khan Wanted To Be A Batsman

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan. (Photo: IPL)

Mohsin at first desired to be a batsman. Nonetheless, at 12 years old, he got up to a decent height which provoked Badruddin to encourage him to try quick bowling.

“He was reluctant initially but I said if he wants to play higher-level cricket, he can only do that as a bowler. ‘Batting side by side karte raho (carry on)’, but it took some time. He was never serious. He was casual in his approach. He went on to play under-16 and under-19 cricket for Uttar Pradesh and even took 27 wickets in three games but he had developed a love for tennis-ball cricket by then,” the coach says.

There were days when Mohsin used to skip practice to play tennis-ball cricket with companions. At the point when he harmed his shoulder, his mentor interceded once more.

“I said if he wants to play higher cricket, he has to be serious. He can play these tennis-ball games, but not regularly. Things changed when he was picked by Mumbai Indians,” Badruddin, who is also the coach of senior India fast bowler Mohammed Shami, stated.

Things Changed After Practice With Mohammad Shami

The child of a retired Uttar Pradesh Police sub-inspector, Mohsin before long understood the significance of preparing and a hard-working attitude. However, his affection for batting proceeded. At the point when his mentors moved away, Mohsin would wager with colleagues on who could hit the longest sixes.

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan (Image: Twitter)

During the lockdown, he prepared with Shami at the latter’s farmhouse. Badruddin states that the collaboration and time enjoyed with Shami changed Mohsin as he learned reverse swing and the specialty of delivering the ball on its seam.

“Shami told him that Mohsin is a better bowler than him but just needed more focus. I called him during lockdown and said, jitna Shami ka dimag nichod sakta hai, kar le (Learn whatever you can from Shami)’. Things have changed after that,” he adds.

Mohsin Khan Felt Dejected After Warming Bench For Mumbai Indians

Quite a while back, Badruddin Siddiqui got a call from Mohsin Khan, who sounded down and out after not having the option to make it into the playing eleven of elegant Mumbai Indians.

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Sir, mujhe yeh log khila nahi rahe hain, mein pareshan hogaya hoon (they are not including me in the team, I am upset).”

“I told him ‘Don’t be stupid. Just keep talking to Zaheer Khan and Lasith Malinga. Just chew their brains and you will be a better bowler in coming days”, Badruddin recalls.

Shami figured out the thing was running to Mohsin. He also had addressed that concern, when he was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team for two seasons yet, didn’t get a game. Like Mohsin, Shami also had addressed Badruddin about how it was hard to sit out.

“I told Mohsin, ‘see how Shami picked all the tricks from Wasim Akram.’ He has to do the same. Such opportunities should not be wasted, it will help him in the future,” the coach narrates.

I’m Fulfilling My Parents’ Dream: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan. Photo- IPL
Mohsin Khan. Photo- IPL

During an interaction with LSG teammate Deepak Hooda, Mohsin said that his parents desired to see him playing an IPL match on TV.

“I waited three years for an opportunity. My parents used to say that it was their dream to watch me play in an IPL match. Now that I’m playing, my parents are the happiest. I’m very happy as well, I’m fulfilling their dream. I dedicate my performance to them,” Mohsin added.

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