WC: Mohammed Shami becomes the highest wicket-taker for India in ODI World Cup
By siliconindia | Friday, 03 November 2023, 10:13:28 AM IST
During the ICC ODI World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mohammed Shami broke the record of being the highest wicket-taker for India in the tournament. Shami took his tally of wickets to 45 after taking his fifth wicket, surpassing the previous record of 44 wickets held by Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath.
He is now four five-fors in ODIs, the most by an Indian. Three of them have come in the World Cups, the joint-most with Mitchell Starc. Shami also entered the top 10 of the highest wicket-takers in ODI World Cup history, which is topped by Glenn McGrath with 71. Among active international cricketers, only Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult are above him in the list with 56 and 49 wickets respectively.
Shami ended his spell with a brilliant figure of 5 for 18 in five overs as India registers its biggest victory in the World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by a mammoth 302 runs to seal their berth in the semis. "All the hard work we are putting in, the rhythm we have found, it's because of that that you are getting to see this storm (on the cricket field), the incredible things our bowling unit is doing", Shami said during the post-match presentation.
He also gave credit to the support the team is getting from the fans, "Not rocket science. Just a matter of rhythm, good food, keeping your mind uncluttered, and, most importantly, the love of the people. The support we get in India has a huge role. When you go out of India, you get so much support from Indians. So I will keep trying to make everyone happy", said Shami.
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