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Abu Jayed takes tips from Mohammed Shami ahead of historic day-night Test in Kolkata

Young Abu Jayed left spectators and experts in awe with his amazing bowling effort.

Abu Jayed
Abu Jayed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh lost the first Test in Indore by an innings and 130 runs after making just 150 and 213 in reply to India’s 493/6d. From the Tigers’ side, only Mushfiqur Rahim stood tall with the bat with a half-century and another solid knock in the two innings, but none of the other batsmen quite had any idea about negotiating the Indian pace attack.

While Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma asked hard questions, it was Mohammed Shami who made the Bangla batsmen dance to his tunes. The right-arm fast bowler from Bengal returned figures of 3/27 and 4/31 in the two innings and was the best Indian bowler in the Indore Test. His performance led to one young Bangladeshi bowler take advice and inspiration from the experienced pacer and it was none other than Abu Jayed.

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There are some similarities, says Abu Jayed about Shami

Young Abu Jayed left spectators and experts in awe with his amazing bowling effort in the only Indian innings. He picked 4/108 and was by far the best Bangladeshi bowler in a Test where they conceded 493 runs with Mayank Agarwal making 243, Rahane making 86 and Jadeja making 60*. Jayed, meanwhile was impressive as he bowled full and got the ball to move off the pitch.

“I spoke with [Mohammad] Shami bhai yesterday [Saturday]. There are some similarities between him and me since we both use the seam. I have seen him bowl a lot of times and I paid extra attention to how he was bowling. I have compared his height to mine to find out if he is taller than me or of equal height. Then I figured maybe I could bowl like him,” Jayed was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com about his tête-à-tête with Shami.

Jayed landed the first blow for India as he had in-form opener Rohit Sharma caught by the keeper for six runs and then had captain Virat Kohli LBW for a duck, along with the wicket of Pujara on the second day to give his team some hope. He also called taking the wickets of two of the best batsmen today, a dream.

“I try to create more chances at times like these because they might take those ones. For example, Saif took a great catch which dismissed Pujara, it is also a part of cricket. It was an amazing feeling to dismiss the two best batsmen of our times. Getting Virat Kohli’s wicket was like a dream come true,” Jayed added.

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