Mohammed Shami is one of the toughest bowlers in the world to get hold of. With the pace he generates and his consistency at hitting the right areas and lines, he can be a threatening prospect for any batting unit. However, Shahbaz Ahmed did not get fazed by the challenge of facing one of India’s finest bowlers and tried to think outside the box in the two balls he faced from the man.
Shami pitched it short and bowled it way slower than usual to deceive the young uncapped all-rounder from Bengal, but he failed to make the youngster uncomfortable. Shahbaz picked up the trajectory soon and smashed it towards square leg, as the white ball went out of the ground. It traveled a massive 99 meters and shocked Shami, alongside KL Rahul.
However, that clean and brilliant hit brought temporary joy for Shahbaz and Royal Challengers Bangalore, as Shami managed to uproot his stumps the following ball. A full-length, seam-up delivery straight at the stumps did not have a lot of trouble finding its way to the stumps. Shahbaz had attempted to move away towards the offside and paddle it over fine-leg, which is an incredibly difficult shot to attempt at Shami’s pace.
Shami got his revenge, and coincidentally, George Garton tried a similar shot and got out the exact way Shahbaz Ahmed did.
Here’s the video of that huge six from Shahbaz Ahmed.
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Mohammed Shami compensates with 3 wickets in the final over
Despite having a horrible outing with the ball, Mohammed Shami compensated for his poor day with a sensational final over. He picked up 2 wickets and conceded just 8 runs, returning with figures of 3/39. He was earlier smacked for 17 runs in his previous over with AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell opening up.
Mohammed Shami is currently the third-highest wicket-taker in this season’s IPL, only behind Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel. The Indian senior pacer picked up 18 wickets at an average just in excess of 20 and has provided some crucial breakthroughs time and again for his side.