'Jai Hind Shami bhai'- Fans react to Mohammed Shami receiving Arjuna award

India star pacer Mohammad Shami receives Arjuna award for his incredible performances in international cricket. All praises for winning the 2nd most prestigious award in the country.

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Mohammad Shami and Draupadi Murmu( Source- Twitter)

Indian cricketers in the old times used to be heavily reliant on spinners who were known to fox the batters with drift and turn, but the times have changed now and India have given rise to some great pacers as well. From the likes of Kapil Dev to Mohammad Siraj, there have been some exceptional fast bowlers India has produced in the modern era. There is no doubt that the Indian pace attack is one of the most dangerous pace attacks in the world right now. The dearth of pacers has been increasing in the Indian ranks right now and is slowly turning India into one of the best cricketing nations in the world. The amount of talent that Indian cricket is producing is incredible and the future seems to get brighter day by day.ย 

The one bowler who has been making waves is none other than Mohammed Shami, who has given India some exceptional performance with his incredible seam bowling. Shami has had a great career with over 400 international wickets in his 188 matches. His experience and skill have helped India win some big matches in every format he has played. His performance in the 2023 World Cup was amazing as well where he emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 24 wickets in just 7 matches. This was also achieved despite missing the first 4 games as well.

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The praises for Shami do not only end there as the 33-year-old pacer received the prestigious Arjuna award from Indian president Draupadi Murmu recently which is also the second-highest sporting award in the country. This is one of the biggest highlights of his career, with all praises from former cricketers and fans on social media as well. It is one of the honours which is received by some of the best cricketers in the world as well with the likes of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar also on the list. Shami might have not had a longer career than these individuals, but he has been one of the best fast bowlers for India right now with a lot of impactful performances that have made him worthy enough to receive it.

These are great scenes especially for an Indian cricketer to be awarded by the head of the nation with one of the most prestigious awards any sportsman can get. Mohammad Shami will continue to be one of the stalwarts of Indian cricket with his incredible performances that have made the country proud. The upright seam position and his ability to move the ball both ways will be remembered by fans for a long time. The legacy of Shami will continue and we hope more awards will also come his way.

Here's how the fans have reacted:

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