IND V WI | Shami steals the limelight again; Twitter goes gaga
Two four-wicket hauls, Nip Backer, and falling short of man of the match award, Mohammed Shami is all over Internet.
India continues its unbeaten blitzkrieg in World Cup tournament after bundling out West Indies for 143 runs. With this win, Virat and co have inched closer to sealing a semi-final birth in the tournament.
But everything aside, what really stood out was the brilliant performance of Mohammad Shami. From the match-saving hat-trick against Afghanistan to taking 4 wickets in the match yesterday - the bowler has proven his mettle in the series. What surprises more is that he was replaced with another excellent bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar who got injured in the match against Pakistan.
Shami's splendid performance will leave the selection team on a tricky wicket - as Kumar is likely to recover from the injury by next match.
But for now, his fans are going gaga over his performance.
I think its end of the tournament for Bhuvi. Team India cant Keep Shami out of the team after his clinical performances . #INDvsWI— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) June 27, 2019
Well done India. Shami takes another four-wicket haul. 8 wickets in two matches with one hat-trick. Ironically, he was only included in the side because Bhuvaneswar Kumar was ruled out of World Cup https://t.co/FMeDhltZU7— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) June 27, 2019
Md. Shami 8 wickets in 2 matches. Had he played from the start itself he would have been giving serious competition to Starc and Amir. Nevertheless I m loving this combo of Shami and Bumrah. Great speed and Line #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/kRdyLgmfdn— Awaarapan ???????? (@KingmakerOne1) June 27, 2019
But despite the two back to back 4-wicket haul, the bowler couldn't get the man of the match award. This seems to have angered his fans.
Mohd Shami has missed out on being MoM for the second time in a row, but has sealed his place for his third match in the WC methinks. Quite superb again today— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 27, 2019
What does Md. Shami need to do to get the MoM award? Two consecutive 4-fors including a hattrick in one and two very crucial wickets in another, and still ignored!— Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) June 27, 2019
Some even tried to imagine how Kumar would have been feeling after seeing Shami's performance.
Shami's dismissal of Hope (Shami's nip-backer to Hope) is being hailed as the wicket of the World Cup 2019. You can watch it here.
Just like you go into ecstacy over a great cover drive so must you over the ball that got Hope out. This spell by Shami is of the highest class— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 27, 2019
The Shami delivery that scalped Hope...possibly the best one this World Cup. #INDvsWI— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) June 27, 2019
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