The veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is currently out of action from international cricket as he is recovering from a heel injury. He is also missing from India’s squad for the ongoing five-match Test Series against England. The star pace spearhead has constantly been in the headlines since his bowling heroics in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami recently made it to the headlines for his brutally honest statement and clearing his stance after being asked about ‘Jai Shree Ram’ chants and the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya.
The pacer came up with a crystal clear and no-nonsense stance while speaking about all the religious beliefs that are being practised in India. Apart from this, he also cleared the confusion around the ‘Sajda’ controversy that erupted after his five-wicket haul celebration in the ODI World Cup 2023.
“In every religion, you will come across 5 to 10 people who won’t like the person from the opposite religion. I don’t have any objection to it. Like how the topic of Sajda came up… If Ram Mandir is being built, then what’s the problem in saying Jai Shri Ram… say it 1000 times. If I want to say Allahu Akbar then I will say it 1000 times… what difference does it make?” said Shami to News18.
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“I was bowling a fifth over in a row, I think and was bowling with an effort beyond my ability. I was tired. The ball was beating the edge so often, so when I finally got that fifth wicket, I went down on my knees. Someone pushed me, so I moved forward a bit. That photo was widely circulated across social media. People thought I wanted to do Sajdah but didn’t. I’ve got only one advice for them, please stop such nuisance,” he added later while clearing the air over the ‘Sajda’ controversy.