Mohammed Shami becomes India’s highest wicket-taker in World Cup

New Delhi. After defeating Sri Lanka by 302 runs, Team India formally entered the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023 today. Not only India, fast bowler Mohammed Shami has also made a big record today. He has become the highest wicket-taker for India in the history of the World Cup. Today, on the basis of five wickets, he has completed his 45 wickets in the World Cup. Shami made this record in just 14 innings.


Mohammed Shami has broken the record of his senior Zaheer Khan today. Zaheer, who won the 2011 World Cup with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, took a total of 44 wickets in the history of this tournament. The special thing is that Shami made this record by playing nine innings less than Zaheer. Zaheer achieved this feat by playing 23 innings in the history of the World Cup. In third place in this list is Javagal Srinath, who took 44 wickets equal to Zaheer in 33 innings played in the World Cup.

Didn’t get a chance in the first four matches

Talking about the current World Cup, Mohammed Shami was not even given a chance in the first 4 matches. In his place, captain Rohit Sharma kept trying Shardul Thakur in the playing XI. This was done because he is an all-rounder. Once the opportunity came, Shami became the captain’s favorite with his deadly bowling. He surprised everyone by taking 14 wickets in the next three matches. In three matches, he took two five-wicket hauls.

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