New Delhi. India have tightened their grip on the Centurion Test (IND vs SA Centurion Test) against South Africa. India scored 327 in the first innings. In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 198 in the first innings. Fast bowler Mohammad Shami played an important role in this. He took 5 wickets for 44 runs in the first innings. After Jaspreet Bumrah was injured, Shami led the Indian bowling attack in 49 overs and took 5 wickets in the first innings for the second time. This time he also completed his 200 wickets in Test cricket by dismissing Kagiso Rabada. He became the 11th bowler for India. Thanks to Shami, India can take a 130-run lead in the first innings.
Mohammed Shami After the third day of the Centurion Test, he had a special conversation with bowling coach Pars Mambrey on BCCI TV and revealed the secret of the celebration in a special way after completing 200 Test wickets. After taking 200 wickets, Shami looked up at the sky and waved. Through it, he remembers his father, who died in 2017 of a heart attack. Shami also dedicated his 200th Test wicket to his father.
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Dad used to take me to coaching by bicycle: Shami
Shami recalls her father’s struggle, saying, “Everything I am today, my father made me. I came from a village where there are not many facilities and even today there are not many facilities related to sports. Still, my father cycled 30 kilometers to get me to the coaching camp. I still remember that struggle. In those days and in those circumstances, he invested in me and I will always be grateful to him.
‘I never dreamed of taking 200 wickets’
With 200 Test wickets, Shami said, “No one can ever dream of what you will achieve in the future when you are struggling to make a mark.” Initially your dream is to play only for India and to share the dressing room with those you have seen playing on TV. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people.
‘I was hoping to get 5 wickets this time’
Last time 4 wickets and now 5 wickets, is this your favorite field? Asked by Pars Mambrey, Shami said he missed five wickets last time he was at Centurion. This time there were both attempts and chances to complete five and 200 wickets. Because I was bowling at the right line and length.
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How do you feel after entering the elite club of 200 Test wickets? In this context, Shami said, “I am proud to represent the country.” I can’t describe this happiness. I will try to perform well in the future.
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