5 quotes by Mohammed Shami: the mercurial pacer
These are troubled times for Mohammed Shami. Following a successful tour of South Africa where he was the joint highest wicket taker in the Test series bagging 15 wickets, Shami's return to India has been marred by turbulence. Initially, his wife's charges of adultery against him stirred a controversy. Subsequently, the BCCI did not include his name in the list of players handed the renewed contract.
However, all this should not take away from the wonderful bowler that the 27-year-old is. The Bengal bowler is the 3rd fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 Test wickets. This article brings you five quotes from Shami which would help you get into his head.
#1 On the Captain's decisions
Mohammad Shami was on fire in the first session on Day 4 of the second Test between India and South Africa. He had picked up 4 crucial wickets and looked all set to bag a fiver. Strangely, Virat Kohli did not throw the ball to the pacer in the second session which led him to miss his five-wicket haul.
When Shami faced the media at the end of the day, he made his disappointment known to all, mentioning at the same time that the captain's decision is final and all-binding. Virat Kohli was later criticized for under bowling Shami on the tour.