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Mohammed Shami Has ‘No Regrets’ Of Missing A Five-fer
By SMCS - Jun 23, 2021 12:43 pm
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The Indian pace bowling attack has proved their ability and put up a great show against New Zealand on the fifth day of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton. They restricted them for 249 after resuming their innings on 101/2. Pacer Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 4 for 76 – his second-best on the England soil as well.

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Mohammed Shami bowling during India’s intra-squad match

Shami started with the wicket of Ross Taylor where he trapped him in front and then removed wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling. Later, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson also became victims as well. While addressing the media on Tuesday, the veteran speedster said that he was happy to perform his duty for India.

“Whenever I have been entrusted with responsibility, I have put in my wholehearted effort. Whatever be the situation, I know what the captain wants and then I follow his instructions. I have always been an attacking bowler who goes for wickets,” Mohammed Shami said.

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However, he missed a five-for but he did not have any regrets for that. He said, “When you play for India, you have no such regrets. You can’t think about personal milestones.”

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“We have lost a lot of time due to rain. So, there is no discussion as such, on a total. We have just started our second innings and we need to put runs on the board. We have to score as many as possible and then see how much time is left to put them in and decide accordingly. In conditions like England, anything can happen but we simply can’t have a pre-plan in mind that we can get them out in this many overs. You need time to get 10 wickets and some solid plans in place. But first, we need to enough back-up runs,” Mohammed Shami concluded.

Howveer, it will be interesting to see which team will have the last laugh.