Twelve Amazing Facts about Mohammed Shami

Hey guys welcome to this article, so in this article we will going to talk about some Facts about Mohammed Shami that Indian cricket fans need to know. Mohammed Shami has been an important member of the Indian team since his debut. He represents Bengal in domestic cricket and has the ability to swing the ball both ways at dangerous pace.. So, let’s dive into facts Mohammed Shami, a man who give 100% best in her every match. So read this article till end because his article is going to be very interesting, because, many of them don’t know these facts or you know but doesn’t notice, but any way, lets start this article without any further delay.

Twelve Amazing Facts about Mohammed Shami:

Meeting His First Coach:

Shami’s father Tausif took him to Moradabad, a city 22 km away from their village. He introduced him to Badruddin Siddiqui and asked Siddiqui to train his son. Shami was 15 years old then. Siddiqui was very impressed by his talent.

From UP to Bengal:

Shami is originally from Sahaspur village of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh but he plays for Bengal in domestic cricket and there is a story behind it. In the year 2005, Shami’s father became aware of his bowling abilities and took him to Moradabad, 22 km from his village, to train under a cricket coach named Badruddin Siddiqui. At that time, Shami was only 15 years old and after learning about his ability to bowl at a good pace, Siddiqui advised his father to send him to Kolkata, where he started playing for Dalhousie Athletic Club.

The Big Switch:

A disappointed coach Siddiqui advised Shami’s parents to send him to Kolkata in 2005 to get better opportunities. He joined Dalhousie Athletic Club where former CAB Assistant Secretary Debabrata Das caught the eye of him. He was very impressed with the young boy.

Test Debute:

Later that year, he made his Test debut against the West Indies in November. In the first innings, Shami missed his first half-century by one wicket and took four wickets for 71 runs, but he performed strongly in the second innings. He completed his first half-century in his first Test by taking five wickets for 47 runs. He led India to a spectacular victory by an innings and 51 runs. He became the eighth Indian bowler to take a wicket in his debut Test.

Last Wicket Hero:

In the first Test against England at Nottingham in July 2014, Shami and his partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar added 111 runs for the last wicket in the first innings of the match and ensured a good score. Shami came to the crease when India’s nine wickets had fallen at 346 runs and after this Shami remained firm on his intention and remained unbeaten. Shami scored 51, his first half-century in international cricket, while Bhuvneshwar scored 58. Their partnership of 111 runs was the second highest partnership by an Indian pair for the 10th wicket.

World Cup 2015:

Shami was India’s second best bowler in World Cup 2015 taking seventeen wickets in just seven matches. It was the Shami who probably lit up amazing in the Indian bowling department by registering his best bowling figures against arch-rivals Pakistan in the first matches. He takes four wicket for 35 runs and India won the game easily by 76 runs.


Being a fast bowler, it is natural for one to get injuries and Shami is no different. His first injury in international cricket came just before the Sri Lanka series in November 2014, which was to his knee., Later he bowled well in the 2015 World Cup. After the tournament, Shami revealed that he bowled due to pain in his left knee, which forced him to undergo surgery, keeping him out of action for a year. He made a comeback during the West Indies tour in 2016 and once again performed well for the team.

Reverse Swing Specialist:

At the early age of career , Shami learn the reverse swing. To become a specialist shami practiced hard by taking old red balls from the organizer and shine it on one side. He practiced a lot with the ball to get the hone his reverse swinging skills.


Shami first played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in the 2011 season, although he played only a few matches but was retained for the next two years. Later in 2014, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a huge price of Rs 4.25 crore and has been a part of that team ever since.

Confusion over his name:

When Shami debuted for India, he was known as Shami Ahmed but later it was revealed that his original name is Mohammed Shami. Revealing this in an interview given to a newspaper, Shami said, “I don’t know how this tail fell on my name. I am Mohammed Shami, not Shami Ahmed.”

Impressive International Debut:

Shami made his international debut for India in the third ODI of the series against Pakistan in Delhi in January 2013. It was very difficult for him as India were defending a very low score of 167 but Shami bowled brilliantly, giving only 23 runs in his nine over spell and also took one wicket.

Becoming a domestic Juggernaut:

In the 2012–13 Ranji season, Mohammed Shami emerged as one of the top performers. He took 4/36 and 6/71 against Hyderabad. Later, he scored 15* off just 6 balls to lead Bengal to a thrilling win. In the same season, he took figures of 7/79 and 4/72 against Madhya Pradesh. He achieved a hat-trick during his spell in the first innings


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