Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami, full name Mohammed Shami Ahmed, is an Indian international cricketer born on September 3, 1990, in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. Shami is renowned for his pace bowling, capable of generating significant pace and movement, making him a pivotal player in the Indian cricket team across all formats. His career is notable for his smooth run-up, strong action, and the ability to swing the ball both ways, which has led him to numerous achievements on the cricket field.


Mohammed Shami was born into a modest family in a small village in Uttar Pradesh. His father was a farmer, and from a young age, Shami developed a keen interest in cricket. Despite the financial constraints faced by his family, he pursued his passion for the sport with dedication. His journey from a small village to international cricket is a testament to his hard work, talent, and perseverance.

Shami’s professional cricket journey began when he made his debut for the Indian national cricket team in 2013 in a Test match against the West Indies. Since then, he has become an integral part of the Indian bowling attack, known for his speed, accuracy, and ability to take crucial wickets. Over the years, Shami has been instrumental in many of India’s overseas victories, especially in Test cricket, where his performances have often turned the tide in favor of India.

Sporting Achievements

  • Historic Test Series Win in Australia (2020-21): Shami played a crucial role in India’s historic Test series win in Australia, contributing significantly with the ball.
  • Consistent Wicket-Taker: He has been a consistent wicket-taker for India in various formats, showcasing his skill in ODIs and T20Is alongside Tests.
  • Domestic Cricket: Represented Bengal and other teams in domestic cricket, further honing his skills and contributing to their successes.
  • World Cup 2023 Achievements: Shami notched up three five-wicket hauls in just six appearances during the World Cup 2023. In the high-scoring semi-final against New Zealand, he became the first Indian bowler to claim a seven-wicket haul in ODIs. This remarkable performance also made him the fastest to reach 50 World Cup wickets, achieving this feat in just 17 innings​​.

Despite personal challenges, including a high-profile legal dispute with his estranged wife, Shami has maintained his focus on cricket and continued to perform at a high level, demonstrating resilience and dedication to the sport.

Mohammed Shami’s journey from a small village in Uttar Pradesh to becoming one of the leading fast bowlers in international cricket is not just a story of sporting achievement but also of personal determination and the pursuit of excellence against the odds. His contributions to Indian cricket have been immense, and his legacy continues to inspire aspiring cricketers around the globe.

Player Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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