Shami revealed about PM Modi’s surprise visit

The highest wicket taker from the World Cup, Mohammad Shami, revealed during an interview that the whole team got highly disappointed after the loss but when Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi entered into their dressing room, it was ‘shocking’ from all of them. 

Before the PM entered, all the teammates were not engaged with each other and none of them talked with each other either. But after PM came, suddenly all the players got motivated and then started talking with each other. 

Shami who missed the starting 4 matches, but when he got a chance to play, after the exit of Hardik Pandya, he just ripped off the batsman easily and got most wickets in the World Cup. He took 24 wickets in 7 matches which includes 3 five wickets haul. Also he performed the best performance by an Indian bowler in an ODI in international circuit, which came in the Semi Final against New Zealand where he grabbed 7 wickets by giving away 57 runs.  

During an interview with Aaj Tak, Indian speedstar said, 

“We were heartbroken after the loss and were seated disappointed. It was like our hard work of two months got negated due to just one match. It was our bad day and we were disappointed, but when the PM enters, you have to keep your head high.

We were not even told that Modiji was coming there and suddenly he entered. Earlier we were not even in the mood to eat and talk to each other but when he came, it was a big surprise for us. We were shocked when he entered the room. He then came and spoke to all of us. 

And it was actually after that moment that we started talking to each other. We talked and said that we need to move on from the loss. So, PM Modi’s visit helped us a lot.”

Shami not only was the highest wicket taker in 2023 WC but also is now currently the highest wicket taker from India in the World cup as he broke the record of Zaheer Khan (44 wickets) as his current wicket tally goes to 55. He is 5th in the list after Glen McGrath (71 wickets), Mutthiah Muralidharan (68 wickets), Mitchell Starc (65 wickets) and Lasith Malinga (56 wickets).

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