Mohammed Shami won million hearts with his Bowling act in World Cup
Mohammed Shami is an Indian international cricketer who plays for India in all formats as a right-arm fast or fast medium bowler. He has played for Bengal in domestic cricket and for four teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shami was born on 3 September 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He started playing cricket at a young age and made his first-class debut for Bengal in 2010. He was called up to the Indian ODI team in 2013 and made his debut against Pakistan in Delhi.
Shami has been a key member of the Indian bowling attack since his debut. He is known for his pace, accuracy, and ability to swing the ball both ways. He has been especially successful in the death overs of limited-overs innings.
Shami has been a consistent performer for India in all formats. He has taken 184 wickets in 57 ODIs, 140 wickets in 52 Tests, and 122 wickets in 81 T20Is. He is the leading wicket-taker for India in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Shami has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Padma Shri in 2022 for his contribution to cricket.
Here are some of Shami’s notable achievements:
- India’s leading wicket-taker at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups with 55 wickets in 18 matches
- Current Indian record holder for best bowling spell in an ODI, as he claimed 7 wickets for 57 runs against New Zealand in November 2023
- Fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in the 48 year history of Cricket World Cup spanning 13 editions
- Arjuna Award winner in 2015
- Padma Shri winner in 2022
Shami is one of the best fast bowlers in the world and is a key player for India. He is expected to continue to be a valuable asset to the Indian team for many years to come.