Shami’s like a leopard going for a kill: Sunil Gavaskar


India’s World Cup record increased to six out of six as they easily defeated England in the group stages. It was another memorable victory for the Men in Blue. Once again, Mohammed Shami was instrumental in the Indian strategy as he tore apart the England batting order and led his team to an incredible victory by 100 runs.

In the course of forcing New Zealand to lose, Shami claimed a vital fifer in what turned out to be his second straight stellar performance at the World Cup. Experts have been in complete awe of Shami, who has amassed nine wickets from two games in the competition, surpassing names who have played in all six games thus far.

Sunil Gavaskar praises Shami

Speaking to India Today, former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar said, “There is a lot of hard work there. When shami goes back home, he has got several pitches made apparently, and he just bowls and bowls over there. That is what is important. He is looking at his personal cricketing fitness. What is his specialty? It’s fast bowling. By bowling a number of overs in the nets where he stays. I don’t know whether he is a gym person. You can be doing gym all day. But at the end of the day… Mohammed Shami is doing exactly what Kapil Dev used to do, just bowl and bowl in the nets.”

In order to help India contain the English batsmen, Shami claimed the vital wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, and Adil Rashid. While the Men in Blue dominated New Zealand, Shami’s fifer against them was another impressive display of dominance.

In addition, Gavaskar stated, “He is not paying attention to any of your bio-mechanic experts who would advise him to bowl only fifteen to twenty deliveries in the nets. Shami is aware that when he rushes in to bowl. A fast bowler actually needs a lot more miles in his legs. He’s displaying it. And the beat gets really nice. Shami resembles a cheetah or a leopard scuttling toward its prey when the drone camera records him sprinting into a bowl. It’s an amazing sight.

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