Fans Mob Mohammed Shami’s Farmhouse After World Cup
By CricShots - Dec 11, 2023 3:43 pm
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After a subdued start in the early stages of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Mohammed Shami marked a spectacular return in the match against New Zealand, making a significant impact throughout the tournament. The seasoned pacer emerged as India’s leading wicket-taker in the history of the competition, securing 24 wickets in just seven matches. Shami’s outstanding performance garnered him widespread acclaim and elevated him to celebrity status in the country.

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Mohammed Shami

On December 10 (Sunday), hundreds of fans gathered at Mohammed Shami’s farmhouse, eager to meet the cricketing sensation. Shami shared a glimpse of the warm reception on his Instagram account, and the post quickly went viral on social media platforms. Born in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha, Shami plays domestic cricket for Bengal.

However, he recently disclosed that he faced limited opportunities from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and expressed astonishment at the officials’ response when questioned about it.

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During an interview with Puma, Shami revealed, “My brother was told, ‘Agar meri kursi hila sakte ho to ladka select ho jayega, bohot acha hai, warna sorry’ (If you can move my chair, the boy will be selected). My brother gave one reply ‘forget moving the chair, I can turn it upside down, I have that much power.'”


He further added, “But I don’t want that, if I have the capability I should be selected. He was told that people with capability are of no use here. My brother tore up the form and said that after today we will not involve ourselves in UP cricket. That was my last day in UP cricket.”

Faced with such challenges, Shami made a decisive move to Bengal, where he trained under the guidance of Waqar Younis, who served as one of the coaches. His journey also included valuable training under the legendary Wasim Akram during his tenure with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL. Shami’s early career development included a stint at the Arun Lal Academy, shaping him into the formidable bowler he is today.

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Reflecting on his determination, Shami stated, β€œThen I moved to Calcutta at the age of 14-15. I talked to my coach. I became steadfast that I had to play. I was getting a lot of experience. After three years, I went to Arun Lal Academy. It was a cement pitch. The place for the run-up was short. I was surprised. But still, I bowled.”