IND vs SA: ‘Credit Goes to Players Who Have Worked Hard’; Mohammed Shami on India’s Formidable Pace Bowling Attack
Mohammad Shami said that the credit for India’s excellent bowling attack must go to every player of the team who has put their best efforts in the past 6 – 7 years. Mohammad Shami’s 5 wicket haul kept India atop South Africa on the 3rd day of the first test match of the 3-match series. The match was held at SuperSport Park on Tuesday.
Shami performed fantastically by pushing South Africa at 44/5 helping Team India not make South Africa a lot of runs. In the post-match presentation, he said, ‘Indian pace bowling is perfect as each player has worked hard on it. They have created their universe and have put in immense hard work in the last 6-7 years.
“Yes, credit goes to support staff. They support your skill but it’s not fair that you take any particular name. What you should see is what kind of effort that these boys have put in and I give credit to boys who have put in the effort,” he added.
Shami also achieved a personal milestone of 200 wickets with this match. He is now the 3rd fastest pacer of India. He made it possible in his 55th Test match. Overall, he is the 11th Indian bowler to pick up 200 or more wickets and the 5th fast bowler to reach the milestone of 200 wickets.
He comes behind Kapil Dev (434), Ishant Sharma (311), Zaheer Khan (311) and Javagal Srinath (236) currently. During the presentation, he was asked whether he ever thought of making it to 200 wickets, he said he only believes in hard work and results are a part of it. He added that every cricketer’s dream is to play for India and play with those they see on TV.
He further added that a lead of 350-400 in the 2nd innings and at least 3-4 sessions to bowl at Proteas will be more than enough for India to win. He said with 146, it looks good for India but 2 more days are still left.
India has been performing well so far in the test series. Now it is time to see how they win or lose the series.
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