'Motape ka treatment abhi bhi hota hai' - Mohammed Shami's hilarious response to Rishabh Pant's cheeky birthday wish

‘Motape ka treatment abhi bhi hota hai’ – Mohammed Shami’s hilarious response to Rishabh Pant’s cheeky birthday wish

Shami celebrated his 31st birthday on September 3.

Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Shami
Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Shami. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India pacer Mohammed Shami celebrated his 31st birthday on September 3. He was resting on the special day as he wasn’t included in the playing XI for the ongoing Oval Test against England to manage his workload. Wishes flooded in for the fast bowler from all corners of the cricket fraternity as many hailed him as one of the best pacers for India in modern-day cricket.

Like many, Shami’s teammate Rishabh Pant, who is in England for the Test series, also took to Twitter to wish the birthday boy. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman tried to pull Shami’s leg reminding him that the latter is fast getting old and at the same time, the ball is also coming fast out of his hands.

“@MdShami11 bhai, ball aur umar dono tezi se nikli jaa rahi hai. Happy birthday!” Rishabh wrote in his tweet. Mohammed Shami, apart from his pace, is known for his humour off the field as well. His hilarious response on Pant’s fitness has left everyone on social media in splits. Shami took a dig at Rishabh’s increased weight and told him that no one can stop the increasing age but weight can definitely be controlled.

“Apna time aayega beta ball or Umar ko koi nahi rook saka but motape ka treatment aaj bhi hota hai @RishabhPant 17,” the 31-year-old tweeted.

Here’s the thread of the conversation:

Shami has picked 11 wickets so far

Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami has looked threatening like ever in the ongoing five-match Test series against England. The fast bowler has troubled the English batter consistently with his accuracy and pace accounting for 11 wickets in three Tests thus far. He has garnered a lot of fan following through his performances with the ball especially in the last few years.

A section of the fans at The Oval was chanting his name on his birthday as well. One of the fans wearing a Tshirt with ‘Happy Birthday Shami’ written on it requested him to cut the cake on his birthday and the Shami duly obliged to it during the second day’s play. There was also a mandatory celebration that took place in the Indian squad as well after the end of day’s play.