Mohammed Shami’s witty response to Harsha Bhogle after taking the fifer against Australia. Mohammed Shami appeared in only a few games during the recently finished Asia Cup 2023.
The in-form Mohammed Siraj was rested in the first ODI of India’s three-match series against Australia. Mohammed Shami given an opportunity, which he seized with both hands, finishing with career-best figures of 5/51 in 10 overs.
The veteran bowler was chatting to the commentators during the mid-innings break after his magnificent stint with the ball. Harsha Bhogle, a well-known analyst and broadcaster, ask Shami if the humid circumstances in Mohali were affecting his health. Shami responded in jest, adding that the seasoned commentator will be unable to comprehend the severity of the harsh conditions because he is sitting in the air-conditioned commentary box.
Harsha Bhogle – Were you feeling the heat today?
Mohammed Shami – yes probably, because you guys are sitting in the AC boxes, we were on the ground (laughs).
Ruturaj Gaikwad departs for a well-made half-century after giving India a fine start
India bowled out Australia for 276 in 50 overs, thanks to Mohammed Shami’s excellent bowling performance. In response, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad pounced on the Australian bowlers, scoring 66 runs in the first powerplay. Both batters hit some spectacular shots on their way to half-centuries.
Adam Zampa ultimately caught Gaikwad LBW for a well-compiled 71 off 77 balls, striking 10 fours during his spell in the middle. The brilliant pair put on a 142-run partnership off 130 balls to put India in control of the first ODI of the series. Following Gaikwad’s demise, India inserted Shreyas Iyer at No. 3 in the hope that the Mumbai batsman would get some practice in front of the upcoming ODI World Cup. His innings, however, cut short after a misunderstanding. Shubman result in him being run out for three runs off eight deliveries.