Shami said – Bumrah's ability to win matches based on a few matches cannot be ignored.
Bumrah bowled 30 overs in the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand, but he could not take wickets.
On the second day of the practice match against New Zealand-XI, Bumrah took 2 and Shami took 3 wickets
Dainik BhaskarFeb 15, 2020, 03:14 PM IST Sports Desk. Mohammed Shami has come out openly in support of fellow bowler Jasprit Bumrah. He asked those who criticized Bumrah on Saturday that how can you forget that they have won the country many matches due to poor performance in some ODIs. Shami was speaking to the media after the second day of the practice match against New Zealand-XI ended. Bumrah did not perform well in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. He bowled 30 overs in 3 matches. But, he could not get a single wicket. Since then, questions are being raised on him.
Shami further said, "We should not question Bumrah so soon. He did not perform as expected in the last few matches. This does not mean that you ignore their match winning abilities. What Bumrah has achieved for the country. How can anyone forget that If you take it in a positive way instead of raising the question, it will not only increase their (Bumrah) confidence, but the team will also be stronger. "
Easy to find fault with sitting outside: Shami
He lashed out at critics, saying how can you forget that Bumrah is returning after recovering from a stress fracture. As a player, it is very difficult. It is easy to remove any flaws while sitting outside. Because, some people get money for this. Every player can be injured. In this case, instead of criticizing him, we should take a positive attitude. I myself had knee surgery in 2015. But then returned to the field.
Shami said- player should not pay attention to critics
Shami is surprised at how people's attitude towards a player changes after a poor performance in one or two matches. People start thinking about him differently. However, as a player we should not ignore this.
'Navdeep Saini will prove to be important in ODIs'
He also praised Navdeep Saini. According to Shami, Saini will prove to be important for India in ODI cricket. They are young and talented. They have speed and height. However, one has to take the responsibility of polishing the young players and the senior bowler in the current team is playing this role.
Bumrah took 2 wickets while throwing 18 maidens in 11 overs on the second day of the practice match against New Zealand-XI. At the same time, Shami took the maximum three wickets.