Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 21 2023, 4:10 PM

Mohammed Shami says he believes in his basics after rattling New Zealand

image-ld623wq9Mohammed Shami (Source: AP Newsroom)

After decimating New Zealand with his early blow, Mohammed Shami was awarded player of the match for grabbing three crucial wickets during the game. His spell of 3/18 in 6 overs helped India roll out Kiwis for a meagre 108.

After his performance, the right-armer mentioned that he wants to execute his plans well which is to try and bowl on a decent line and length with a good seam position. He further opined that it is quite necessary to pass the information to the youngsters during the game so that they could learn and grow.

Also, according to him, it isn't necessary that only a good ball will get you a wicket, instead, some bad balls could help your case too. In the end, the 32-year-old mentioned that he is satisfied with how he turned up today and won his side the game. 

"Nothing like that. I focus on lines and lengths. Yes, very good balls don't get you wickets and bad balls get you wickets sometimes. It happens. I believe in sticking to the basics and have the passion to do well. Have the right seam position and does not matter what the wicket is. The seam in the air helps. 

"Yes, when the game starts, you don't know the conditions and then after an over you get to know them. It's important to pass on the message to the youngsters as they are willing to learn you see. I am happy with my performance."

India won the game by 8 wickets and now, both these sides will next meet in the third ODI to be played in Indore on 24th January.

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