Veteran Team India pacer Mohammed Shami shared some words of wisdom with Pakistan fast bowling sensation Shaheen Afridi ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. India will be taking on Pakistan in their opening clash of the World Cup on Sunday, October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Ahead of the opening clash, Pakistan players toiled hard in the nets. Pacer Shaheen Afridi, who is returning to the squad after an injury, tried to get accustomed to the Australian conditions. He met Indian bowler Mohammed Shami during the nets session.
Pakistan Cricket took to social media to share a video from their net session. Greeting Mohammed Shami, Shaheen Afridi, said, “Shami Bhai kaise hai aap (How are you).” In the video, Shami could be seen sharing tips with the youngster on maintaining perfect seam positions.
“Agar release point acha ho jayega na seam bhi theek ho jayega (if the release point is on point, then the seam will be automatically good),” Shami was heard saying.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 17, 2022
Mohammed Shami’s final-over brilliance powers India to win in the first warm-up match
Mohammed Shami was the star player for Team India against Australia in their first warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Defending 11 runs in the final over, Shami conceded four runs off the first two deliveries.
However, the pacer brought India into the game again, with four wickets off the final four deliveries. He finished the match with four wickets in one over, conceding just four runs. Earlier in the match, batters KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav slammed their fifties to get India to a good total. Rahul smashed 57 runs off 33 deliveries, while Suryakumar Yadav scored 50 runs off 33 deliveries.
Team India will take on New Zealand in the second warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2022 on October 19 at The Gabba in Brisbane.