Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up fixture between the reigning champions Australia and India noticed many noteworthy performances. Whereas Suryakumar Yadav entertained along with his batting pyrotechnics, Virat Kohli left everybody surprised along with his acrobatic fielding efforts. Nevertheless, senior pacer Mohammed Shami was arguably the showstopper for a particular motive.

Shami who has been named tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s alternative might need solely bowled a single over which not solely turned out to be impactful but additionally a match-winning one. After the sport, skipper Rohit Sharma defined why precisely he made Shami bowl only one over and that too the ultimate one.

Shami is coming again after a very long time: Rohit Sharma

“He (Shami) is coming again after a very long time, so we needed to offer him an over. Needed to offer him a problem and let him bowl the ultimate over, and also you noticed what he did,” mentioned Rohit Sharma after the match.

It was certainly a extremely good transfer from Rohit to introduce Shami into the assault within the ultimate over which paid immediate dividends as he conceded simply 4 runs off the primary two deliveries earlier than a harmful wanting Pat Cummins was despatched off courtesy of a one-handed stunner from  Virat Kohli and Ashton Agar getting run out on subsequent supply.

Mohammed Shami then bamboozled Josh Inglis and Kane Richardson as Australia have been all out for 180 and India gained the competition by six runs. The senior pacer utterly modified the complexion of the match with that one over the place Australians have been cruising in the direction of a straightforward win and the bowler had a tedious activity of defending 11 runs. On the identical time, it additionally must be famous that the 32-year-old had not bowled a single ball in the course of the two observe matches towards Western Australia.

Whereas Shami has to shoulder the duty of Bumrah’s absence on this competitors and spearhead the Indian tempo assault, he could be hoping to show a degree or two throughout India’s subsequent warm-up match towards New Zealand in a few days’ time.