Senior Indian step Mohamed Shami says the performance of the team’s “net” bowlers in Australia’s historic triumph has shown that the transition will be smooth when the current attack enters the sunset.
Shami’s tempo quartet, Ishant Sharma,, Jasprit bumrah and You can eat, perhaps the best in India so far, contributed to the team’s success abroad. However, none of them were available when India broke through the Gaba fortress to win its second consecutive Down Under trial series.
Someone like Mohammad Siraj became the leader of the attack in his debut series, and injuries meant that bowling nets like Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar got unexpected opportunities, which they grabbed with both hands.
“The youngsters will be ready to take us when the time comes (to retire). The more they play, the better they will become. I think the transition will be very smooth when we finish the game,” Shami, who was excluded from the series after the test in Adelaide due to a wrist injury, told PTI.
“The team will not suffer, even if a big name withdraws. The bench is ready. Experience is always required and young people will have it in time.
“The tendency to wear mesh bowling in a balloon environment has helped them en masse and given them valuable exposure,” he added.
With the exception of Kartik Tyagi, all bowlers who were part of India’s jumbo team in Australia had to play in extraordinary circumstances, with Shami, Bumrah and Umesh injured during the series and Ishant not around.
Asked what impressed him most about people like Siraj and Thakur, Shami said: Whoever enters has an open mind, speaks frankly and is extremely confident. They are ready to bathe with the new ball or old ball. The way they presented themselves in Australia shows their character.
“Beating Australia once in Australia is a very big achievement, we managed to do it twice, and without any senior bowling around. It showed that we can count on the youngsters.”
Shami said that the success of the current group comes down to the joy they share for the success of the other. Giving his own example, Shami said that Ishant helped him a lot when he made his debut, and this taught him to share his wisdom with the young people who come from the sidelines.
The highly qualified Shami also shed light on his relationship with Ishant, who played his 100th test during the home series against England.
“What can I say about him. He’s the best man around. It doesn’t make you feel like he’s played twice as much as you did. When I came in, he had already played about 50 games.
“From the first day he never behaved like an adult. He likes to mix and laugh. His behavior taught me how to treat a young man.
“When a youngster joins, it’s imperative for an established player to talk to him about everything under the sun, it boosts his confidence. If you have someone like Ishant around, I don’t think he can feel depressed for long.”
Speaking more about the relationship they share, Shami added: “It’s a game of confidence and how you can execute plans. We have different skills, Ishant, Jasi and I, and we are constantly reminded of our respective skills and continue to do so. .
“We are pushed by each other when we are tired. This fast bowling team is just wonderful. The last four or five years with them have been really special. We were happy with the success of the other and that’s something you have to learn from the Indian team. There are no conversations behind his back. “
While Shami broke his wrists while fighting in Australia, he has not had major fitness problems since changing regimens since 2014.
C IPL and an orderly busy international season, Shami focuses on editing as a cricketer.
“The skill stays with you, so I’m just trying to improve my fitness. The training schedule has changed significantly since 2014 and the way I changed my eating habits (without more beer) is also a great achievement,” he added. Shami.