Mohammed Shami told the ‘secret plan’ of killer bowling, and Siraj also revealed this secret
The pair of Shami and Siraj broke the back of the Australian team by taking a total of 6 wickets in the Mumbai ODI. Including one wicket from Hardik, the Indian pace battery took a total of seven wickets.
Image Source: Getty Images, Twitter Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj
The Indian team had a resounding five-wicket win against Australia in the first ODI in Mumbai. The important contribution to this victory was that of Mohammed Shami, the leader of the Indian pace battery, who along with economical bowling showed the way to the pavilion to three Australian batsmen. He took three wickets for 17 runs with two maidens in 6 overs. He was supported by Mohammad Siraj. He also had three successes. This pair had troubled the Australian batsmen a lot in the Test match as well. After the Mumbai ODI, both were seen talking and BCCI shared its video.
Pacer Mohammed Shami called the process of ‘recovery’ important after his brilliant performance in this match. In a video posted on BCCI TV, he said in a conversation with fellow fast bowler Mohammad Siraj that our plan was very simple. We talked in the team meetings that we would start well, bowl in the right areas, and stick to our line and length. The heat was also an issue. It was very hot when we bowled the first spell but later when the wind picked up, it improved a bit.
Shami told the secret plan
After five days of gruelling play in the fourth and final Test against Australia in Ahmedabad, Shami was unable to turn up for the practice session. Regarding this, Shami said that after 40 overs in Ahmedabad, I needed one to two days for ‘recovery’ (to recover from fatigue). I did ‘recovery’ and got down to play in this match. The team management also accepted that I needed ‘recovery’. We have played so many matches and we know our skills and abilities. So it was important that we ‘recover’ well and be able to ‘perform’ better. In this match, ODI’s number one bowler Mohammad Siraj also took three wickets for 29 runs and played an important role in bundling Australia out for 188 runs.
Of fiery fast bowling spells ⚡️⚡️ in hot Mumbai weather ☀️ to the importance of recovery 👏🏻👏🏻
Pacers @mdsirajofficial and @MdShami11 assemble after #TeamIndia’s win in the first #INDvAUS ODI 👌🏻👌🏻 – By @RajalArora
FULL INTERVIEW 🎥🔽 https://t.co/xwNyvD6Uwk pic.twitter.com/35FrdqEhli
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2023
Siraj also told the secret
Explaining his plan, he said that when I get the new ball, I try to bowl inswing. When the left-handed batsman is in front, I try to bowl inswing. I try to get maximum wickets in the powerplay. I got a wicket. Shami was bowling when I went to the fine leg. I was wondering what is happening. I was wondering did the umpire give you the new ball or what happened? Then I came to bowl, and the ball was ‘moving’ well. So I tried to bowl continuously in the same area. I got ‘tips’ from you too and we enjoyed bowling at Wankhede.