Some things depend on luck, but it’s okay: Mohammed Shami

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After his inconsistency in South Africa, Shami has bowled nicely in the ongoing series against England, taking 16 wickets in five Tests.

He said he watched videos of rival pacers Stuart Broad and James Anderson to understand how to exploit English conditions and has learnt to make an impact while bowling in away series.

Though he went wicket-less (0/72) in the first innings but managed to take 2 wickets for 110 runs in the second innings as England set an improbable 464-run target.

“It’s hard when you’re a bowler short, and especially in these conditions when as a fast bowler you have to bowl. The load is greater. But it’s not a big deal. It happens. Sometimes bowlers feel discomfort or in order to prevent injury, you go off. It’s fine. The understanding between us bowlers is good,” he said.

“Some things depend on luck too. When you bowl, your target is to bowl a good line and length. Whether you get a wicket or not depends on luck. Of course, it is frustrating that I beat the bat many times and still didn’t get a wicket. But it’s okay. Whatever God gives me, I have to accept,” said Shami.