Mohammed Shami had a hilarious moment when he wrapped himself in a towel during the 2021 WTC championship match.
On social media, the incident went viral. The prominent pacer has at long last explained why he spread the towel, two years after this incident.
Australia and India will square off in the World Test Championship final Between June 7 and 11, at the Kennington Oval.
India qualified for the championship game for the second time in a row, will try to win it. In the 2021 WTC Final, New Zealand triumphed over them.
Mohammed Shami is one team member who played a significant role in the 2021 defeat and is expected to have a significant impact on the 2023 championship game.
In fact, the fast bowler had a funny moment during the 2021 WTC Final when he covered himself in a towel while fielding.
Mohammed Shami explains the hilarious towel incident from the WTC 2021 championship
This incident from the Lord’s game went viral on social media and was turned into a meme.
The star pacer has finally explained why he spread the towel, two years after the incident.
Shami claimed that the chilly weather on a rainy day at the Lord’s forced him to drape the towel to keep his back warm in a video posted by the International Cricket Council on their Instagram page.
“Yeh, imagine it actually raining during that time. Din washout ho gaya. Aside from that, the five days are included”.
“Wind is blowing this way, Humlog ne jab bowling shuru ki thi. Sa cloud tha thoda. Back then, it was kuch or did not matter. Sweaters themselves are very durable”.
“Support staff ke bande ghum rahe the boundary. Towel lu and baandh lu isse muihe laga acha mauka nahi hai. Itna viral hoga, mujhe nahi pata tha capture ho jaayehga”.
“Back cover karne ke liye woh aya tha. (The reserve day had been used, and it was raining heavily during the game”.
“We started bowling as the weather was chilly and cloudy. Because the sweater was far away from me, I had nothing to cover my back with”.
“I requested a towel from the support staff because they were close to the perimeter. I was unaware that the event would go viral. It was only to cover my back”, Shami said.