The veteran Indian pacer and comeback sensation of the ODI World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami has amazed everyone with his stunning performances in the ongoing edition of the prestigious cricket quadrennial. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 23 wickets in just 6 matches, including 3 outstanding five-wicket hauls.
Continuing his bowling heroics in the knockouts of the tournament, Shami scalped 7 wickets, registering the best bowling figures for India in the history of both ODI cricket and ODI World Cup.
Meanwhile, Shami’s iconic bowling performance also left the star Bollywood actor Sonu Sood amused and the latter came up with a hilarious post from his official X handle.
‘Breaking news: Shami Kebab banned in New Zealand’ wrote Sonu Sood in his post on X and also mentioned Shami with a laughing emoji, alongside addressing him ‘Bhai’.
Subsequently, the 33-year-old pacer also replied to Sonu Sood’s post with a ‘Hahahaha (red heart emoji)’ caption while resharing the post.
Here’s a look at the post from Sonu Sood for Mohammed Shami:
Here’s how Mohammed Shami replied to Sonu Sood’s post:
Hahahahahhaah❤️ https://t.co/a9VkG1tqT9— 𝕸𝖔𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖉 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖎 (@MdShami11) November 16, 2023
Speaking of the bowling excellence of Mohammed Shami, with his 7-wicket performance against New Zealand in the first semi-final, he has now 4 five-wicket hauls in the ODI World Cup history, which is the highest number of five-wicket hauls for any bowler. He also became the fastest ever to scalp 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup history, in just 17 innings of the 17 matches.
Shami has now 54 wickets in 17 innings of the 17 matches, he played for India, including four 4-wicket hauls and 4 five-wicket hauls in his ODI World Cup career. He is just one wicket behind former legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram’s 55 ODI World Cup wickets to enter the top-5 leading wicket-takers in the 48-year-long history of the tournament.
Now, Shami will be in action for Team India in the upcoming final of the ODI World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.