Shami disobeys BCCI’s command

Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami, who is is set to feature in the Test series against Australia were told to bowl not more than 15 overs by BCCI in the Ranji Trophy match considering his fitness. But the fast bowler disobeyed the command of the Indian board in the end.


Considering his current fitness and his workload in the upcoming Test series in Australia, BCCI advised Shami to not bowl more than 15 overs for Bengal in the Rajni Trophy match against Kerala. However, the fast bowler bowled 26 overs and stated that as his ‘own decision.’

After the end of day two, Shami told reporters:

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“When you are playing a match for your state, the important thing is to fulfil your responsibility. I was also feeling well and had no discomfort. The wicket was also doing well so I continued as long as I could. I decided on my own.”

Shami finished the day with 3 wickets and conceding 100 runs while the other bowlers bowled less than him. Ashok Dinda bowled 19 overs, youngster Ishan Porel and Mukesh Kumar bowled 18 and 14 overs respectively.

The 28-year old feels it was better to bowl for his state  than playing in any random practice match.

“t was better to bowl for your team and state rather than practising somewhere else. The more you bowl here the more it will help in Australia. It was good preparation. For me bowling in a match is the best preparation. I prefer that any day. I was feeling well to bowl at home after a long time. All my friends were here. It was after a long time I could play with my team.”

The four match Test series will start from 6th December, with the first Test set to take place in Adelaide.

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