Bumrah sometimes takes jokes to heart: Shami
India’s veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been named in India’s 20-man Test squad that is expected to jet off to England on June 2 for a long tour. During their stay in England, the visitors will first lock horns with New Zealand in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.
The marquee event is scheduled to be held in Southampton on June 18. After that, they will lock horns with England in the five-match Test series. Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India made it clear that any player who tests positive for coronavirus in Mumbai will not be allowed to board the flight to the UK.
Hence, the infected players will not be part of the WTC final and England tour. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami opened up the light side of himself and Ishant Sharma spending hours joking around and having a fun time. He also added that the whole bunch of the Indian team waits for them to start with their antics.
Shami added that the Indian pacers like to joke around and pull others’ legs. Unlike, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, there is one Indian pacer who takes jokes to heart and he is none other than Jasprit Bumrah himself.
Shami clarified that Bumrah is a tad serious character and at times, he takes some jokes to heart. In a recent conversation with Cricbuzz, Shami said: “We like pulling each other’s leg. I enjoy it. Bumrah is slightly different, he doesn’t joke around much. He sometimes takes it to heart. But Umesh, Bhuvi and Ishant – we are a deadly combination.”
The current India pace attack is recognized as among the best in the modern era. The veteran fast bowler further added that players comprehend each other well and know how to support and back each other during the game.
“We’ve been playing as a unit for few years now,” Shami said. Whoever we is bowling with, our aim is to leave the other (bowling from the other end) with enough attacking options. If you aren’t liking the way the ball is acting, be defensive and let the other attack. The main thing is we all like to attack. Neither of us likes to be defensive.”