Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami was left out of the playing XI of the fourth Test against England due to a niggle injury. He has been bowling beautifully so far on this England tour and has troubled the English batsmen with his consistency.
Shami is celebrating his 31st birthday on Friday and had he been picked in the playing XI, he would have been celebrated his birthday while playing for India.
However, Shami celebrated his birthday in a unique fashion as he cut a birthday cake near the boundary ropes during the second day’s play of The Oval Test against England.
A section of supporters that came to watch the Test match brought a birthday cake with themselves. Mohammed Shami was near the boundary ropes and cut the cake to mark the occasion.
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The 31-year-old is five wickets away from completing his 200 Test victims. He has played 54 Test matches and has taken 195 wickets at an average of 27.57 so far. Shami has also scored two fifties as well and the most recent came during India’s famous victory in the Lord’s Test against England in August this year.
He has represented India in 79 One-Day Internationals as well where he managed to take 148 wickets at an average of 25.63.
On the match’s front, Team India conceded a 99-run lead to England at the halfway mark of the fourth Test. England finished their innings for 290 where Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes scored vital fifties in their comeback Test for England.
India scored 191 batting first where Virat Kohli scored a good-looking fifty. Shardul Thakur threw his bat and recorded the fastest Test fifty in Tests in England. He bettered Ian Botham’s effort by reaching the milestone in 31 balls while Botham took 32 balls.