In the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, one name has consistently stood out in the Indian cricketing arena – Mohammed Shami. With an exceptional performance that has left cricket enthusiasts in awe, Shami has emerged as India’s leading wicket-taker in just four games, securing 16 scalps to his name. This remarkable achievement has played a pivotal role in India’s success in the tournament.
Mohammed Shami’s journey in the 2023 World Cup began with a resounding bang. In his very first game against New Zealand, he displayed his incredible prowess by claiming a staggering five wickets. This extraordinary performance immediately set the tone for his brilliant run in the tournament, garnering him widespread acclaim.
Shami continued to exhibit exceptional form as he faced off against England in a low-scoring thriller. The right-arm seamer added four more wickets to his impressive tally, cementing his position as a key player in India’s bowling arsenal. His consistent and formidable performance was proof of his unwavering dedication to the game.
The real turning point in Shami’s journey occurred during the contest against Sri Lanka. In this crucial match, the right-arm seamer registered another fifer, making history by becoming India’s leading wicket-taker in the ICC ODI World Cup. This remarkable feat speaks volumes about his skill, perseverance, and unmatched consistency.
Before the pivotal game against South Africa, Shami was India’s second-most successful bowler in the tournament, trailing only behind Jasprit Bumrah, who had secured 15 wickets. However, it was the ruthless Indian bowling unit, with Shami at the forefront, that orchestrated a batting collapse. South Africa was bowled out for a mere 83 runs, and Shami’s crucial two wickets in this game elevated his total tally to an impressive 16 wickets.
Hasin Jahan reacts to Mohammed Shami’s performances in World Cup 2023
Beyond the cricketing arena, Mohammed Shami’s life has been the subject of considerable media attention. His former wife, Hasin Jahan, has made several controversial statements regarding their relationship. She ]remarked, “Kuch bhi hai, accha perform kr rha hai, accha khelega, team main bana rahega, achha kamayega toh humara bhavishya secure rahega” – expressing the belief that Shami’s performance on the field would secure their future.
Their marriage took a tumultuous turn, leading to allegations of adultery, marital rape, match-fixing, and domestic violence. Jahan even threatened to release purported evidence of her accusations to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and took custody of their only child.
In response to these allegations, Shami vehemently denied all charges, stating that his wife had taken a dark turn. He went on to assert, “I can die for my country but never betray,” particularly in response to the match-fixing allegations.
She also said: “I will give my best wishes to Team India but not him,”
The legal battle between the two parties escalated when Jahan moved the Supreme Court earlier this year after the Calcutta High Court dismissed her plea seeking to lift the arrest warrant against Shami. A sessions court in West Bengal had stayed the arrest warrant against him, further fueling the contentious situation.