Mohammed Shami is fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets: 5 facts about him

Shami became the fastest Indian to complete 100 wickets in the ODI format during the 1st ODI against New Zealand.


Mohammad Shami became the first Indian to complete 100 wickets in the ODI format in the shortest time. The 28-year-old quickie completed this landmark in the first ODI against New Zealand when he ripped through the top order of the Kiwi batting lineup which left the New Zealand tottering. and was all out in before their stipulated 50 over. The Indian paceman now shares the honour of the sixth fastest to achieve the landmark in terms of matches played with New Zealand pacer Trent Boult.

Here are some little-known facts about the young Indian Fast Bowler


Mohammad Shami came from a family of fast bowlers

Mohammad Shami’s father was a farmer by profession and also a fast bowler. Shami’s kin all want to become fast bowlers. Shami’s father was instrumental in shaping the career of his son by providing him with the best training under different coaches.


Had to switch from playing for his home state Uttar Pradesh to Bengal because of petty politics

Mohammad Shami was forced to stop playing for Uttar Pradesh and shift to Bengal because he became a victim of petty politics and was always overlooked for selection. His cricket coach named Badruddin Siddique advised him to make the switch.

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