New Delhi: Team India’s star pace bowler Mohammad Shami has established himself as one of the leading bowlers in the Indian bowling attack. Shami has been part of team India’s recent historic triumphs on the cricketing field in Test cricket.
Gujarat Titans (GT) posted a video on Twitter in which Shami reflects on his struggles and his journey. He revealed that he initially started off as a batter when he was a kid.
“When I started to play, I naturally started to bowl fast. It has been in my blood since my father and my brother also played cricket when we were kids. I used to bat better earlier, but then moved towards bowling as per the requirements of the teams I was a part of,” Shami was quoted as saying by Timesnownews.
The pacer further recalled the time when people wrote him off during his struggles phase in 2015. Shami was forced to go under the knife and some people have made predictions that the fast bowler won’t ever play for the Indian cricket team.
“My biggest challenge was the time I was injured in 2015. When I returned from an operation in 2015, it took me 18 months to come back. And 4-5 months during that phase was very stressful for me. Lots of people said that Shami won’t play again,”
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“I believe there’s a complete change in me before the injury in 2015, and after I recovered. I learned a lot, changed a lot, and had to make a lot of sacrifices. Cricket is not a game that you switch off for a week and then come back, you have to be at it,” he added.