Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami revealed that he does not like the idea of just having raw pace, like in the case of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer, Umran Malik, and believes that application and control are also necessary.
Umran’s pace has set the IPL 2022 stage abuzz and he has become the talk of the town in double-quick time. Although the 23-year-old pacer from Srinagar can bowl at the 150 kmph-mark on a consistent basis, Shami felt he needs more time to mature as a bowler.
“I admit that pace is there but personally speaking, I am not a huge fan of pace. I believe if you can bowl 140kmph and move the ball both ways as well as reverse (swing), then it’s enough to (trouble) the batters.”
“He has incredible pace but he still needs some more time to mature in my opinion as apart from pace, we also have to apply ourselves,” Shami said in a media interaction after Gujarat Titans (GT) qualified for the playoffs.
“Create a gameplan and stick to a routine physically” – Mohammed Shami on LSG pacer Mohsin Khan
India’s pace attack is filled with plenty of gems and the latest entrant is Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) opening bowler, Mohsin Khan. In 10 matches for the KL Rahul-led side, Mohsin has taken 10 wickets at an average of 10.9 and a stunning economy of 5.19.
“Mohsin Khan has practiced with me. He’s young and strong but he will have to focus well. Like you have to create a game plan and stick to a routine physically as well as mentally. Whatever the setup is needed has to be done right now as if you carry these things from now onwards, it will give you great use at one point,” the pacer further added.
GT and LSG are the top two teams on the IPL 2022 points table at the moment, with GT having already qualified for the playoffs. LSG will have a chance to do the same when they meet Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.