Mohammed Shami in a chat with the TV station© Twitter
Mohammed Shami was at his best again as the Indian team decimated South Africa in a World Cup 2023 match on Sunday. Shami, who did not play for India before an injury ruled Hardik Pandya out of the team, took two wickets as the Proteas were bundled out for just 83 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. While India are undoubtedly the most in-form team in the tournament, it was a surprise to many to see their bowlers outperform South African batters to such an extent. In fact after the match Shami even decided to troll Temba Bavuma‘s page on live TV.
Ravindra Jadeja was India’s captain with the ball, taking 5 wickets in the match, while Shami and Kuldeep Yadav claimed 2 scalps each. Mohammed Siraj picked up a wicket in the match as South Africa lost all 10 wickets for just 83 and lost the contest by 243 runs.
In a chat with the broadcaster, Shami was asked by the former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif about the secret behind the team’s hot form.
Shami, in response, highlighted how India did not even spare a team that scored 400 runs on a regular basis in the tournament so far.
Mohammed Kaif:You defeat everyone, there is no one left.
Mohammed Shami:Just look at the state of the team that used to score 400 every time.
— . (@GoatKLisback) 5 November 2023
Later in the video, Shami was also asked by the former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan about his batting promotion at No. 8. Shami then reminded Irfan that he had scored a fifty at Lord’s in August this year.
Despite playing only 4 matches in the 2023 edition of the World Cup, Shami is one of the top wicket takers in the tournament with 16 scalps so far. His performance is one of the reasons for Team India’s dominant show in the tournament.
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