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‘India is blessed to have you’ – From PM Modi to Sachin Tendulkar here is how world praised Mohammad Shami for his heroic performance in semifinal

Shami dismissed Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson

Mohammad Shami

In the first semifinal of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, India locked horns with New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the high-voltage clash, India posted 397/4 in 50 overs. Meanwhile, New Zealand failed to chase the target as they were bundled up for 327 runs.

The high-scoring game saw Indian pacer Mohammad Shami outshine everyone with his amazing bowling performance. Shami, in his 9.3-over spells, clinched seven wickets by conceding 57 runs. This is the first time in ODI cricket that an Indian bowler has taken seven wickets. With this, Shami single-handedly changed the momentum of the game and helped India secure a berth in the finals.

In his seven wickets, Shami dismissed Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson. For his amazing performance, Shami was awarded man of the match for the third time in the ongoing tournament. He also became the fastest player to clinch 50+ wickets in ODI World Cup history. He achieved this feat in just 17 innings, breaking Mitchell Starc’s record.

PM Narendra Modi praises Mohammad Shami

After India’s victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media platform X and expressed his happiness over the team’s performance. The PM also praised Shami and Kohli for their amazing performances and milestones. Speaking about Shami, PM Modi said, “Today’s semi-final has been even more special thanks to stellar individual performances too.”

“The bowling by @MdShami11 in this game and also through the World Cup will be cherished by cricket lovers for generations to come. Well played, Shami,”, he further added. Meanwhile, praising Kohli for his 50th ODI, PM Modi said, “Today, @imVkohli has not just scored his 50th ODI century but has also exemplified the spirit of excellence and perseverance that defines the best of sportsmanship. This remarkable milestone is a testament to his enduring dedication and exceptional talent. I extend heartfelt congratulations to him. May he continue setting a benchmark for future generations.”

Here is how prominent figures praise Mohmmad Shami:

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