Mohammed Shami’s Aggressive ‘It’s In Blood’ Response On Being Asked About “Bashing Pakistan”

Feb 10, 2024

File image of Indian cricket team star Mohammed Shami.© AFP

Mohammed Shami is currently on a break from cricket. The star fast bowler of the Indian cricket team has been kept out of action since the ODI World Cup 2023 after recovering from injury. In this important event a few months ago, Mohammed Shami came out with confidence and instilled fear in the minds of his rivals. Mohammed Shami, despite missing the first four matches of the tournament, emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 24 wickets. He received the Player of the Tournament award for his excellent performance. Despite all this, Team India failed to lift the World Cup trophy as it lost against Australia in the final match.

During the World Cup, Mohammed Shami was the target of a shocking claim by former Pakistani cricketer Hasan Raza. Commenting on the bowling quality of Shami and Mohammed Siraj during the Cricket World Cup 2023, Raza had said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) or the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was only providing some special balls to the Indians. Bowlers, due to which fast bowlers were getting extra swing on batting-friendly tracks.

“It seems that the ball changes in the second innings. I think the ICC, the umpires or the BCCI are giving a different ball to the Indian bowlers. The team batting first scored 350 runs and all is on the team chasing the target. Were. The way Mohammed Shami bowled his first ball, even Angelo Mathews was stunned. During our playing days, there was only one ball that was used, and it had both swing and reverse swing ,” the 41-year-old said after the India vs Sri Lanka game at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

In response to this, Shami said that the former Pakistan player is jealous of India's performance.
“Basically they have made cricket a joke because we don't enjoy each other's success. When you are praised you become very happy, but when you lose you feel that you have been cheated. If you look at the records of the time we were part of the team, you won't find him anywhere. The street looks complete. What results can we get from burning so much? (The jealousy is obvious. With so much jealousy you can never get good results,'' Shami told News18.

He was also asked: “Most of all you have ruined Pakistan. (You have defeated Pakistan the most)?” the anchor asked Mohammed Shami.

,it's in the blood (It's in the blood)'' the Indian cricket team star replied.

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