Sticking to Basics: The Key to Mohammed Shami's Success in India's First ODI Against Australia

Sticking to Basics: The Key to Mohammed Shami's Success in India's First ODI Against Australia

Mohammed Shami, India's hero with the ball in hand during their first One-Day International (ODI) match against Australia, believes that sticking to the basics regardless of the format is the key to success. In a video released by the BCCI on their social media handles, Shami talks about the importance of keeping things simple and how getting ample time to recover can boost one's performance.

Shami's performance in the match was exceptional, accounting for three Australian wickets, two of which were bowled. Despite the challenges posed by the hot conditions, Shami remained focused on his game plan, which was to make a good start, keep the ball in good areas, and stick to their line and length.

Interestingly, Shami did not train with the team ahead of the first ODI. He requested extra rest from the management after bowling nearly 40 overs in the Ahmedabad Test. According to Shami, proper recovery is essential to perform better, and the management accepted his request.

Shami's bowling partner, Mohammad Siraj, also shared his love for bowling in-swingers, especially to the lefties, during the Powerplay. His efforts paid off as he picked up a wicket in the Powerplay.

Both seamers did the damage in the second half of the Australian innings, picking up three wickets each. Shami returned with figures of three for 17 in six overs, while Siraj conceded 29 runs for his quota of three wickets.

The lesson to be learned from Shami and Siraj's performance is that sticking to the basics is the key to success, regardless of the format. Proper recovery and rest are also essential to perform at one's best. As India heads into the second ODI against Australia, let's hope that they continue to follow this mantra and secure another victory.


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