Mohammed Shami plans to impart knowledge to youngsters, says can’t keep on playing forever

Abhishek Singh

| May 16, 9:11 AM

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India pacer Mohammed Shami feels that it is the right time that he starts imparting to youngsters, the experience and knowledge gained through playing professional cricket for so many years.  

“It comes automatically,” Shami said about mentoring. “After being in international cricket for so many years, I would like to share any input that the youngsters may want. I am not going to play forever, so it will be great if I can pass on something to the youngsters,’’ Gulf News quoted the Bengal cricketer as saying. 

The 30-year-old would be travelling with the Indian Test side in England for the all-important World Test championship Final at the Rose Bowl against New Zealand and the subsequent five-match Test series against hosts England. The right-arm pacer feels that the Indian team is in good and can do wonders this summer. 

“We have played some extraordinary cricket in recent times as a unit and naturally, the confidence level is high. If we can reproduce some of the performances which we did over the last six months, I am confident it will be a great summer for us,” hoped the Punjab Kings bowler. 

Talking about his plans in the upcoming year, The Amroha born, who has 180 Test wickets in 50 games to his credit, refused to divulge details, saying that things aren’t always in control of a man, no matter how much he plans. 

“See, there is no point in planning too much as certain things are not in our control. Who would have thought that the pandemic would virtually destroy two years of our lives – hence I prefer to take it by each series or tournament as the case may be,” he said. 

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