22 Yards To Glory
- He has captured 14 wickets in four matches till the Bangladesh tie in this World Cup
- He is the second bowler after Shahid Afridi to take three 4-wicket hauls in successive World Cup matches
- He’s second Indian to bag a World Cup hat-trick, against Afghanistan, after Chetan Sharma did the same against New Zealand in 1987
- He’s only the second Indian after Narendra Hirwani (1988) to claim three 4-wicket hauls in successive ODIs
Before in-form pacer Mohammed Shami embarked on the successful tour of Australia-New Zealand this January-February, he levelled the large mud field of his farm house in Amroha, marked a running track that also has provision for 50m and 100m sprints. This was part of his renewed, intense focus on fitness. The outcome is that Shami is being seen in a new avatar, having recovered from several injuries and overcome personal problems.