Mohammed Shami remained the highlight of India vs South Africa first test match as he picked up five wickets to contribute to India’s victory. Indian team is now leading the series with 1-0 with the contribution of Mohammed Shami.
Biryani is the Success Secret of Mohammed Shami- Rohit Sharma
After the match, Rohit Sharma talked to the media about the match and also revealed the secret of Mohammed Shami’s success. Rohit is the opening batsman in the Indian team and scored 100 in both innings of the first test. Rohit discussed Shami who could not take a single wicket in the first innings but took five wickets in the second series, and made India win. Rohit praised Shami’s skills and expertise. He said, “We all know what Shami can do when he is fresh and a bit of biryani.”
His words reaffirmed Shami’s bowling skills and confirmed that the team has faith in him even if he fails sometimes. He was in a funny mood and said that Shami performs well when he is fresh and has taken biryani.
India vs South Africa First Match Highlights
Mohammed Shami, on Sunday, made a killer entry with his ball as he picked five wickets. Whether it is Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, or Quinton de Kock, Shami sends them back to the pavilion before the lunch break. The South African team left for lunch at 60 for 5. Shami maintained the form even after lunch and took important wickets.
The South African Team also gave a tough competition to the Indian team as Piedt and SenuranMuthusamy created troubles by collected 91 runs. Shami was the one who broke their bonding and made India win the first match of the series as his ball went straight into the wickets. The official Instagram account of the Indian cricket team has posted an image where Shami is posing with the broken stumps.
Mohammed Shami Credits Virat Kohli for His Achievements
Mohammed Shami, on the other hand, credits Captain Virat Kohli for his success as a bowler. He said that their skipper allows them the freedom to decide for themselves. For example, they can decide the bowling length, as well as the bowling spells. In an interview, Mohammed Shami said, “Virat Kohli as a captain always hears us out and gives us the freedom to follow our strategy during the match. He has given us the freedom to take a call on whether we want to bowl 5 overs or 7 overs or more. He also quoted Virat Kohli and said that the captain says, “If you have the power, go ahead and bowl.”
Rohit Sharma gave a light response full of humor as he said it is due to Biryani, but Shami has given a solid reason. It is a good quality in a captain that he allows his players the freedom to decide for themselves. Confidence is a must for everyone, especially players, and a captain’s trust matters the most. He said that he trusts the team and the team members trust him.
“That’s when we make a call that we will bowl three overs but with full power… That’s the understanding we have. He trusts us, and we trust him,”
Shami then started praising R Ashwin, who is on the verge of breaking MuttiahMuralitharan’s record. He is soon going to become the fastest bowler because he has reached the former’s record of taking 350 Test wickets in 66 matches. “Ashwin has a lot of Test cricket experience, and bowled very well in both the first and second innings.” Mohammed Shami said.
“When you have great bowlers like Ashwin and Jadeja in the team, the fast bowlers can breathe easy and relax, knowing that they are there.” Shami continued.