Mohammed Shami

Moved by the plight of migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, India pacer Mohammed Shami has started distributing food packets and masks to those travelling back to their homes

The pace unit, which has been on the top of its game over the last 22 months, bowled a probing line during the first spell and the disconcerting extra bounce made life difficult for the Bangladeshi batsmen.

After two mindblowing performances against Afghanistan and West Indies, Shami said that working on his fitness has been the turning point. He has shed those extra kilos, and more importantly, it has put him in a good head space.

"This is a long journey, may be, around two years. Post injury, I had put on weight and I could feel that. After one spell, I would feel tired and there would be tightness. I had a surgery too. At that point in time, I could sense that if I had to continue playing cricket, I better do something extra," Shami recalled.

Pacer Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma’s game on Monday restricted New Zealand to 243 runs in the third of the five-match ODI rubber at the Bay Oval stadium here. India defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the match.

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday restricted New Zealand to 243 runs in the third of the five-match ODI rubber at the Bay Oval stadium here. Apart from Shami’s figures (3/ 41), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya also took two-two wickets each.

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