Mohammed Shami turns 31 today, and will be spending the occasion watching India bowl at England on day two on the balconies of the Oval. Shami has been left out of the eleven for the fourth Test for fitness reasons, and has spent another series in England bowling beautifully but perhaps not getting the substantial rewards that his metronomic action deserves. Looking back over the right-arm seamer’s prestigious career, few highlights will outrank this World Cup hat-trick that he took against Afghanistan in 2019 as he won a tight enounter almost single-handedly for his country.
Happy Birthday to the #TeamIndia‘s one of the finest pace bowlers of all time Mohammad Shami ❤️👑
— ABDULLAH NEAZ (@AbdullahNeaz) September 3, 2021