Shami reveals the secret behind his success

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is in the form of his life. He has been the pick of the bowlers for India over the past two years in the red-ball cricket. The paceman showed the world that he is so good with the ball in the second innings as he picked 4 wickets to help India beat Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore and take 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

Shami reveals the secret behind his success

The pacers enjoyed a fair bit of success against Bangladesh. Ishant, Shami and Yadav altogether have shared 14 wickets among them to humiliate Bangladesh.

“I am not treated as a senior, we don’t have anything like that (junior/senior mindset). We always enjoy each other’s success, speak with each other and try and share our plans. It’s healthy competition,” Ishant Sharma said after the match.

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To this, Mohammed Shami added: “The more we get tired, the better fun we have. We push each other. We try to enjoy each other’s success. There are certain things I cannot even say.

Bowling alongside Ishant and Umesh makes my job easier: Shami

Shami also added saying that bowling alongside the likes of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav makes his job a bit easier for him. He said that he focuses on his length and which is why he was able to reap rewards. “What I try to do is to pitch it on a good spot, nothing special. I just try to execute a good line and length. That will be the same with the pink ball also,” he said.

When asked if eating biryani is the reason why he is coming through with flying colours, Shami said “No”. “Well, people say it’s biryani ka kamaal [It’s down to the wonders of eating biryani]. No, it doesn’t happen like that of course. But it’s just luck and God’s grace. One thing is that the line and length I’m focusing on are being executed. I’m getting success from that so I try to repeat that,” Shami told Ishant.

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