- Mohammad Shami revealed that Ms Dhoni had motivated him to play through the pain.
- Shami is the second highest wicket-taker for India with 7 wickets in seven matches in 20 World Cups.
Revised April 16, 2020, 12:15 IST
India’s pacer, Mohammad Shami Recently it was revealed that he played the 2015 World Cup with a knee break and played the whole tournament in great pain.
Shami joined it Send Irfan In an Instagram live session and motion pairing talked about a variety of topics such as their careers, their favorite formats of the game, and more.
During the session, Shami talked about how he struggled with a knee fracture and featured in two matches before each game with painkillers.
“The knee was broken in the first match. My thighs and knees were about the same size, the doctors used to take fluids out of them every day. I took three painkillers,” Shami revealed.
India faced a spectacular show at the 25 World Cup as MS Dhoni-led team was unbeaten in the group stage of the competition. India started the tournament with a hat-trick of victories against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Shami was in great form, especially against Pakistan and collected the number 6/1 from nine overs but missed the match against UAE. Shami returned to the game against the West Indies and picked up three wickets each in the next three games.
India were at the top of Pool B and faced Bangladesh in the quarterfinals MS DhoniThe last team picked up a stunning 109-run win to record their place in the last four.
Recalling his physical condition moments before the game, Shami claimed that he was in a lot of pain before the Australia match but Dhoni inspired him to continue.
“Before the semifinal match against Australia, I told the team that I couldn’t take any more pain. Mahi Bhai and management trusted me and they were really confident in my ability,” Shami added.
In that special match against Australia, Shami credited Dhoni for pushing him to give up everything for his team and noted that he continued the game to this day despite claiming that fans were in jeopardy of his career.
Published April 16, 2020, 12:15 IST