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Rohit Sharma Praises Mohammed Shami For Completing 200 Test Wickets
By CricShots - Dec 29, 2021 10:57 am
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On Tuesday, the fiery Indian seamer, Mohammed Shami became the 11th Indian bowler to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved the milestone after taking his 6th five-wicket haul in India’s opening Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Shami is also the fifth Indian fast bowler to reach the tally after Kapil Dev, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, and Javagal Srinath.

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Mohammed Shami bowled a brilliant spell

On Day 3 of the ongoing Test, Mohammed Shami made sure that India amassed a mammoth lead of 130 runs in their first innings. The pacer got the prized wickets of Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, and Kagiso Rabada, and it left the hosts getting bundled out for a meager score of 197 in 62.3 overs.

Meanwhile, India’s limited-overs cricket, Rohit Sharma, lauded Shami for reaching the tally of 200 wickets in the longest format of the sport. Sharma was named the deputy skipper of the Test squad, but he failed to take part in the series against South Africa as he suffered a hamstring injury during a training session in Mumbai.

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While showering praises on Mohammed Shami, Rohit tweeted, “Double hundred is a special number.” As far as double centuries are concerned, Rohit has three of them to his name in ODI cricket, having scored them against Australia and Sri Lanka. Back in October 2019, the 34-year-old also racked up a Test double century against the Proteas in Ranchi.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami after taking the 5-fer expressed gratitude to his father. The seamer praised him for supporting him through thick and thin during his career. He also talked about the hard work he has had to put in to scale new heights in international cricket.

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After the end of the day’s play, Mohammed Shami said, “My father deserves a lot of credit for who I am right now and I am right now. Because I am from an area where it doesn’t have many facilities, it’s a special feeling to get a 5-wicket haul and lots of hard work required.”

India is well and truly on the driver’s seat in the Centurion Test, having taken a lead of 146 runs with nine wickets left in their second innings.

Here is how the cricketing fraternity praised Mohammed Shami for his achievement: