Virat Kohli looking forward to Nagpur ODI with a ‘lean mean’ Mohammed Shami

"I was very heavy around 93 kgs after coming back from injury,"- Shami

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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India found themselves in trouble in their opening ODI against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Chasing 237, the Men in Blue were reduced to 99/4, however, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav came to the party and took the hosts to victory by six wickets with 10 balls to spare. India’s bowlers also impressed, including right-arm speedster Mohammed Shami.

The pacer picked up the prized scalp of Glenn Maxwell and the debutant Ashton Turner. He was excellent in his first spell and never allowed the batsmen to get the better of him. He hit the right channels and put a lid on the run-scoring. After the triumph, India are next scheduled to play the second ODI in Nagpur and it’s a chance for India to maintain their dominance.

Kohli ready for Nagpur ODI

In the meantime, Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, posted a photo on the social media along with Shami. In the click, he also hailed the seamer for losing weight. After the first match, Shami explained how he worked on his fitness after returning from injury.

“We have worked hard as a team. And we are getting the results. Hopefully, we will perform well in the future too. I have been through lot of ups and down in my life. Cricket has made my life and I want to give my best for my team. I speak to experienced cricketers whenever I need some advice.

I was very heavy around 93 kgs after coming back from injury and I have worked hard to reduce my weight. Thanks to everyone who have pushed me to reduce my weight,” he mentioned.

The 30-year-old Delhi-born Virat captioned the picture and wrote, “Nagpur next. With the lean mean pace machine @MdShami11

Here is Virat’s post

Shami also tweeted about the same photo and termed Kohli a ‘record machine’, He wrote, “Departure to Nagpur with record machine @imVkohli,”

Here is Shami’s tweet

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