Mohammed Shami reveals how he could dismiss Virat Kohli
Mohammed Shami reveals how he could dismiss Virat Kohli

Indian bowler Mohammed Shami Ahmed who known as a reverse swing specialist made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January 2013 where he bowled a record four maiden overs. He picked a five-wicket haul on his Test debut against West Indies in November 2013.

On 23 January 2019 he became the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets. On 22 June 2019, Shami took a hat-trick against Afghanistan in world cup 2019 and India record’s 50th World Cup win, and Shami became the fourth Indian cricketer to do so in One Day Cricket after Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev and Kuldeep Yadav.

Earlier Shami reveals that he played world cup 2015 with a fractured knee after receiving much needed support from the then Indian skipper MS Dhoni.

Shami reveals Kohli’s weakness

Shami, during his interview with IANS, said that he now knows all the strengths and weaknesses of “run machine” Virat’s batting thanks to the time he has spent with the robust batter.

“There are a lot of things that come with playing and spending quality time with another player. You not only come to know of his strengths, but also of his weaknesses. As a bowler, you need to keep working on the weak zones,” Shami said.

“There is no denying the fact that he is the best in the business, but even the best has those little flaws which you can work on. You just need to pick on one factor and focus on that,” he said.

“Say for example, which has been the area that has troubled a batsman in recent times? You then work on that. I have dismissed him quite a few times (in the IPL) and without getting into much details, I will say you have to just work on the weak zone,” he further added.

Earlier Pakistan former speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes he has the formula to send the Virat Kohli packing back. Akhtar, in an Instagram Live video, said he would get rid of Kohli if he was to bowl to him.

The 29-year-old also spoke on Kohli’s captaincy and said: “Do I need to say this? I think the results bear testimony to the fact that Virat backs us to the core. He has always given us that freedom to do what we feel confident about.”

“Also, it is very important at the international level to have a captain who knows your strengths and weaknesses and also backs you. This in turn helps you raise your game.”

“Also, Virat has a lot of trust in our abilities and he gets the result because as a bowler, all you need is for the captain to back you and believe in you and your vision,” he added.

Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently holds 2nd position in Test rankings with 886 points. Kohli has the best over all ranking with a points in Test rating (886 points), ODI rating (869 points) and T20I rating (673 points).