New Delhi. For Mohammed Shami, the third day of the Centurion Test against South Africa was very special. Along with taking 5 wickets, he completed the double century of wickets in Tests. He also became the bowler to take 200 wickets in the shortest balls from India’s side. He has left R Ashwin behind in this matter. Before his performance, coach Ravi Shastri also got giddy and tweeted the praises of this fast bowler.
Former Head Coach of Team India Ravi Shastri He tweeted, “Well done, Sultan of Bengal Mohammed Shami. Enjoyed watching. Biryani, after two days. fruit of hard work. God bless.” Apart from Shastri, Indian ODI and T20 team captain Rohit Sharma also seemed happy with Shami’s superb bowling. He tweeted, “Double century is a special number.” Rohit himself has scored 3 double centuries in ODIs.
Rohit and Harbhajan praised
Apart from Shastri and Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, who recently retired from all forms of cricket, also praised Shami. He tweeted, “Well done Mohammed Shami, 200 Test wickets, bowled brilliantly.” Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wrote, “Mohammed Shami is the most underrated bowler in the world. Don’t take brother lightly, he is a heavy driver. Shami has the same qualities as Bumrah, Anderson, Cummins.
Shami 11th Indian to take 200 wickets
Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly on the third day of the Centurion Test. He took 5 wickets for 44 runs. For the second time, Shami has achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets in the first innings. He is the 11th Indian to take 200 wickets. But his strike rate is even better than Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), the highest wicket-taker in Tests for India. Kumble’s career strike rate is 65.9. At the same time, Kapil has taken 434 wickets at a strike rate of 63.9. But Mohammed Shami has completed 200 wickets at a strike rate of 49.4.