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‘Zameen se hi aaya hu’: Indian World Cup star Mohammed Shami talks about his humble beginnings – Magazine Creations

Indian World Cup star Mohammed Shami, in a recent interview, shared an insight into the story of his humble beginnings, where he grew up in a rural family and became one of the country’s most successful bowlers.

Al-Shami revealed that he used to drive trucks, buses and tractors – which are mainly used for agricultural purposes – when he was young.

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Zameen se hai aaya ho. Khito ki jo bughi hoti haiI’ve driven tractors, buses, trucks… One of my school friends had a truck at his house. He told me to drive. I was young then and I used to drive my car on the floor. I drove our tractor into the pond too. “My father scolded me.” NDTV He was quoted as saying during an interview shared on PUMA’s YouTube channel.

Al-Shami also revealed his passion for bicycles, but he stopped riding them after being selected for the national team. He said, “What if I get hurt?”

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The fast bowler, who emerged as India’s highest-paid player in the World Cup, revealed that he was forced to move to West Bengal during his initial days in cricket due to the approach of the ‘chief selector’ in his home state of Uttar Pradesh.

“It was said to my brother “Agar meri kursi hila sakte ho to ladka select ho jayega, bohot acha hai, warna sorry” (If you can move my chair, the boy will be chosen.) My brother answered one answer “Don’t forget to move the chair, I can turn it upside down, I have a lot of strength but I don’t want to.” If I have the ability then I should be chosen. He was told that people with ability were useless here. My brother tore the form and said that after today we will not be involved in UP cricket. That was my last day in UP cricket.” NDTV Al-Shami was also quoted as saying during the interview.

Shami, 33, was the number one player in the Indian camp during the World Cup. In the first four matches, he was not part of the starting XI as the team was supported by speedsters Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, along with Hardik Pandya. However, with Pandya injured, Shami was brought into the side. In the semi-final against New Zealand, he ended up with his best ever figures of 7/57.

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Updated: November 25, 2023, 11:16 PM IST

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