Former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Gautam Gambhir praised Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. The two former players called him the best world’s best red-ball bowler. While Sunil Gavaskar likened Mohammed Shami to West Indies Malcolm Marshall and Gambhir called him the best Test bowler in the world.
Gavaskar said former West Indies Clive captain Llyod gave the new ball to Malcolm Marshall despite Andy Roberts and Michael Holding in the team in 1983. Gavaskar further said Malcolm Marshall picked 30 wickets due to his bowling ability. The legendary opener heaped praise on Shami for his bowling ability. He said his bowl comes like a missile.
The 29-year-old Indian pacer has picked up 51 wickets in 20 innings with a strike rate of 32.2 is best among bowlers who had bagged more than 25 wickets in the last two years during the second innings in the Test world.
Shami has registered his 3rd best Test bowling wickets against Bangladesh in their first Test in Indore. He bagged 4 wickets with just 31 runs in the second innings. The Shami’s overhaul helped team India beat Bangladesh by 130 runs and take 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series.
South African bowler Dale Steyn was also impressed with Shami’s bowling. Steyn termed Mohammed Shami as the best bowler based on the current form.
India and Bangladesh are currently playing the two-match Test series. While one match was won by India. The second will be played in Eden Gardens from November 22 and it will be India’s first Day-Night Test match in the country.