Mohammed Shami, the 33-year-old Indian fast bowler, not only stands out on the cricket field but also in the gym. Renowned for his fitness, Shami claims to lift the heaviest weights among all Indian cricket players. In a recent revelation, he asserted, “No other cricketer lifts heavier weights than me in the gym; I can do a 750KG leg press.”
Muscles and Records: Shami’s Evolution
Over the years, Mohammed Shami has not only grown in muscle strength but has also elevated his stature in world cricket through his formidable bowling skills. His recent record-breaking performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 attests to his prowess on the field.
Dominance in ICC World Cup 2023
Mohammed Shami emerged as the most successful bowler in the ICC World Cup 2023, securing an impressive tally of 24 wickets from just 7 ODIs. His exceptional average of 10.70 showcased his dominance in the tournament. Notably, he claimed a wicket after every 12th delivery, achieving three fifers and a four-wicket haul, with best figures of 7 for 57.
Shami’s Response to Controversy
Beyond his cricketing achievements, Mohammed Shami addressed a controversy during the World Cup regarding his ‘Sajda’ (prayer). Unfazed by trolls, he asserted, “If I wanted to pray, who could stop me?” showcasing his unwavering focus on his game.
Arjuna Awards Nomination
Mohammed Shami stellar performance in the World Cup hasn’t gone unnoticed. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended him for the prestigious Arjuna Awards, recognizing his significant contribution to Indian cricket.
South Africa Tests Beckon
Having taken a break post the World Cup, Shami is set to rejoin the Indian Test squad in South Africa. Teaming up with bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, Shami aims to play a pivotal role as India seeks its first-ever Test series win in South Africa. The upcoming series, scheduled from December 26 to January 7, will put Shami’s skills to the test as India faces off against the Proteas. Anticipation is high as cricket enthusiasts await Shami’s impactful presence on the South African pitch.