Mohammed Shami, who was awarded the Player-of-the-Match in India’s resounding 302-run victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai, spoke about the key factors contributing to his success. Shami’s incredible performance made India the first team to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.
Here is what Mohammed Shami says
Shami mentioned, “It’s about finding rhythm, hitting the right areas, keeping an uncluttered mind, and feeding off the love of the people.” He attributed their success to the hard work and rhythm they have found as a team. He expressed the joy they experience while working together and the visible results of their efforts.
During the match at the Wankhede Stadium, cheers erupted when it was announced that Shami had become the highest wicket-taker for India in World Cups, surpassing the previous record of 44 wickets held by Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath.
Secret behind Mohammed Shami’s World Cup form
Shami emphasized the importance of maintaining rhythm and accuracy, especially in significant tournaments like the World Cup. He credited his consistent success to focusing on the right areas and lengths when bowling with the white ball.
Shami recognized that it was challenging but highlighted the significance of hitting the right areas to generate movement off the pitch, particularly with the white ball.
Mohammed Shami explains his exceptional form
In terms of his performance in the World Cup, Shami explained that it’s not a matter of rocket science but rather a combination of factors, including rhythm, a good diet, a clear mind, and most importantly, the support and love of the people. He acknowledged the crucial role played by the support they receive from fans, both in India and abroad, which motivates him to keep striving to make everyone happy.