India fast bowler Mohammed Shami turns 30 today and birthday wishes have poured in from all corners of the country for the speedster. Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and others wished Mohammad Shami.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the right-arm speedster is a vital cog of the Indian team across formats, and his record is nothing short of staggering. Shami can move the ball both ways with a brisk pace, and his ability to nail the yorker at will makes him a captain’s delight.
As of now, Shami is preparing for IPL 2020 in Dubai and will be determined to make guide KXIP to their maiden IPL title. He, however, face a different challenge this time as the pitches in UAE are known to favour the spinners more. Nevertheless, the veteran pacer has proved his mettle in several conditions and will want to thrive in UAE too, he will be leading Kings XI Punjab’s pace attack in the IPL 2020 in UAE, is an integral a part of India’s phenomenal pace quartet alongside Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav.
Shami is merely the fifth Indian pacer to require five wickets within the fourth innings of a Test after Karsan Ghavri, Kapil Dev, Madan Lal and Javagal Srinath. Shami is additionally the second-highest wicket-taker at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and 2019.
It has become a norm nowadays for the cricketers and celebrities to wish their friends and teammates on social media. Wishes come in from every nook and corner even as the fans and followers celebrate their favourite player’s birthday. Mohammed Shami has become a very important part of the Indian team, especially in Tests, over the last couple of years and it goes without saying that his fanbase has also increased.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video of Shami’s spell of 5/35 against South Africa in 2019 and wished him a cheerful birthday.
Whereas, India captain Virat Kohli also took to social media to extend birthday wishes to his star pacer. “Happy b’ day Shami @MdShami11. Mehnat aur bowling dono Karte Raho daba ke” reads Kohli’s tweet.
Meanwhile, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav wrote, “Pace like fire. Janamdin Mubarak @MdShami11. God bless you abundantly.” Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday also wished Shami and wrote: “Wishing you a very Happy Birthday @MdShami11! Have a great day and the best year ahead!”
Leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav also posted a message for the pacer: “Happy birthday @MdShami11 Bhai. Wishing you great health and happiness. May you continue to shine for India.”
Shami, who will be leading Kings XI Punjab’s pace attack in the IPL 2020 in UAE, is an integral part of India’s phenomenal pace quartet along with Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh.