Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami celebrates his 30th birthday today. The popular member of team India received wishes from many of his teammates on his birthday. The speedster is currently in the UAE for the upcoming IPL season where he will be representing the Kings XI Punjab.
The fast bowler has been a regular feature in the Indian squad since 2013 as he made his ODI and Test debut in the same year. Shami played a critical role in helping India reach the pinnacle of ICC Test match rakings. He was also part of the Indian squad that won the Test series against Australia led by Virat Kohli in 2018-2019. He is also the fastest Indian fast bowler to pick 50 wickets in ODIs.
Mohammed Shami celebrates 30th birthday today
Also in the 2019 cricket world cup, Shami made history as he became the first Indian bowler to pick a hattrick in the world cup. In a tense clash against Afghanistan, Shami ended the match a picked a match-winning hat-trick. The 30-year-old has so far played 49 Tests, 77 ODIs and 11 T20Is respectively for team India.
Meanwhile the Uttar Pradesh born fast bowler has a stellar record as he has picked 180 Test wickets, 144 in ODI and 12 T20I wickets in his career so far. Furthermore, Shami has also played 51 matches in the IPL and scalped 40 wickets. Shami will be once again leading the pace attack of the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 which kicks off from September 19.
Coming back to the birthday wishes, from Indian captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and several others all wished Shami on his big day on popular social media platform Twitter. The official twitter account of the BCCI also wished Shami on his birthday and posted a memorable video of his 5 wicket haul against South Africa.
Here are all the Twitter reactions on the occasion of Shami’s 30th Birthday
Happy b'day Shami @MdShami11. Mehnat aur bowling dono karte raho daba ke 🤝😃— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 3, 2020
🔹 49 Tests, 77 ODIs, 11 T20Is— BCCI (@BCCI) September 3, 2020
🔹 336 international wickets
🔹 Fastest #TeamIndia bowler to claim 100 wickets in ODIs
Happy birthday, @MdShami11 👏
Let's bring in his birthday by reliving his sensational 5-wicket haul against South Africa.📽️🙌
Happy birthday @MdShami11 God bless— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 3, 2020