It is important to ‘recover’ properly to perform brilliantly: Shami
Mumbai Leading pacer Mohammed Shami, who played a key role in India’s five-wicket win against Australia, called the post-bowling ‘recovery’ process crucial. The right-arm seamer took three wickets for 17 runs from two maidens in six overs in the first ODI on Friday as India bundled out Australia for 188 in 35.4 overs and then chased down the target in 39.5 overs.
In a video posted on bcci.tv, he said in conversation with fellow fast bowler Mohammad Siraj, “The plan was very simple. We talked in the team meetings that we would start well, bowl in the right areas, stick to our line and length. He added, “The heat was also an issue. It was very hot when we bowled the first spell but later when the wind picked up, it improved a bit. ,
To recover after bowling in the fourth and final Test against Australia in Ahmedabad, he missed the training session for the first ODI and went straight into the match. To this Shami said, “After 40 overs in Ahmedabad, I needed one to two days for ‘recovery’ (to recover from fatigue). I did ‘recovery’ and got down to play in the match. He said, “The team management accepted that I needed ‘recovery’. We have played so many matches and we know our skills and abilities. So it was important that we ‘recover’ well and be able to ‘perform’ better. ,
Siraj also took three wickets for 29 runs and he was also important in India’s victory. He said, “When I get the new ball, I try to bowl inswinging. When the left-handed batsman is in front, I try to bowl inswing. I try to get maximum wickets in the powerplay. I got a wicket. ”””’ Siraj said, ′′ When I went to ‘fine leg’, you were bowling. I was wondering what is happening. I was wondering did the umpire give you the new ball or what happened? “He said,” Then I came to bowl, the ball was moving well. So I tried to bowl continuously in the same area. I got ‘tips’ from you too and we enjoyed bowling at Wankhede. The second ODI between India and Australia will be played in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.