IPL 2022: Mohammed Shami holds a record that no other player in the 15-year history of the IPL ever has held
Mohammed Shami of the Gujarat Titans has set a new record in the tournament’s history. He is the first cricketer in the previous 15 years to have played every match for his side without ever coming to bat.
This season, Team GT, which is notorious for finishing games in the last over, has played a total of 16 games. The right-handed seamer, on the other hand, finished the season without facing a single ball.
Shami, who was selected by GT for RS 6.25 crore during the Mega Auction, has put forth his finest performance in the IPL thus far. He took 20 wickets in 20 overs at an economy rate of 8.00 runs per over.
Shami began his tenure this season by taking a wicket with his first delivery, and his last ball was also a wicket-taking ball. Shami sent KL Rahul back to the hut in Gujarat’s opening match against Lucknow Super Giants, marking the start of his bowling attack in this year’s tournament. Shami grabbed the wicket of Riyan Parag in the last match against Rajasthan Royals, capping off a successful journey.
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Mohammed Shami was India’s top fast bowler in the 2015 World Cup in Australia, when the team advanced to the semi-finals after taking 77 of the 80 wickets available. He had played through the entire tournament — and the preceding Test series against the hosts, practically four months — due to a knee problem, it was later found. His speed, precision, and most importantly, his ability to move the ball — both old and new — have all contributed to his success.
There were also several moments when I felt frustrated. Shami was hoping to make his comeback to the Indian side in early 2016, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss a limited-overs tour of Australia and the Asia Cup in February. After a year away from international cricket, he was picked in a 15-man team for the World T20 in March, however, he was unable to get into the XI.