14 June, 2021

The Duke Of Yorks

Mohammed Shami found his mojo back with an intense fitness regime

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The Duke Of Yorks

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.

The result of his new fitness...

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