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‘Your English Bahut acha’- Simon Doull to Mohammed Shami

Shami was the Man of the Match in the third ODI at the Bay Oval.

Simon Doull
Simon Doull. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has had an impressive time in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand. He started the series with a three-wicket haul at the McLean Park in Napier. In that match, he got rid of Colin Munro and Martin Guptill in his very first spell. In the second encounter at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, he got one wicket and conceded only 43 runs in his spell.

The Bengal speedster came back into his own in the third encounter in Mount Maunganui and bagged the Player of the Match award. He only bowled nine overs in the contest and ended with three wickets, giving away 42 runs. The 28-year-old nipped out Munro early in the innings and then got rid of Ross Taylor, who threatened to take the match away from the Indians.

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Taylor scored 93 from 106 balls with the help of nine boundaries. The dismissal turned out to be a crucial one and it didn’t allow the Black Caps to inject momentum into the innings in the death overs. A couple of overs later, the speedster also accounted for the wicket of Ish Sodhi, who scored a useful 12 runs at a run-a-ball. Shami was also India’s most successful bowler.

Doull impressed with Shami

Speaking to former Kiwis’ cricketer Simon Doull, Shami mentioned about his tactics while bowling. “It’s really difficult to bowl against the wind. One comes with the wind and the other is against the wind. It is difficult but not too hard. Bhuvi at the other end was also a great help. Sticking to areas where we want to bowl is the key.”

However, Shami spoke in English rather than Hindi. Back in Napier, Virat Kohli, the Indian captain was with the speedster and translated his Hindi into English. This time around, Mohammed Shami didn’t fumble and it impressed Doull, who said: “Your English Bahut acha. (Your English is very good)”.

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