Mohammed Shami Displays Batting Prowess in Nets Ahead of IND vs ENG Test Series, Video Goes Vir

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami taking to social media shared a video on January 18 (Thursday) that is making rounds on the internet, displaying his batting practice in the nets. Shami, posting on Instagram, showcased an array of shots, including flicks, drives, lofted hits, and even a reverse sweep.While primarily known for his bowling prowess, Shami has proven to be a capable batsman. In his 64 Test matches, he has amassed 750 runs at an average of 12.09, including two half-centuries, both achieved in England. 

As fans eagerly await Mohammed Shami’s return to the Test arena in the India vs England Test series, the Indian speedster garnered attention for his impressive batting skills. Taking to social media, along with the video of him smashing the ball all around the park, he wrote “Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.”

Here’s the viral video:

Having had a remarkable ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on home soil, Shami emerged as the leading wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 24 wickets in just seven matches. His standout performance featured a memorable seven-wicket haul against New Zealand in the semifinals.

Despite his recent success, Shami has not been included in the Indian squad for the initial two Tests of the upcoming five-match IND vs ENG home series, scheduled to commence on January 25. This omission is due to Shami’s ongoing recovery from an ankle injury.

On January 12, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 16-man squad for the first two matches of the IND vs ENG five-Test series, and notably, Shami was not included. His absence from the squad was deemed a precautionary measure.

Notably, on January 9, Mohammed Shami received the prestigious Arjuna Award, the second-highest sporting recognition in India. The award was bestowed upon him by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, during a ceremony held in Delhi.