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India fast bowler Mohammed Shami criticized former Pakistan cricketer Hasan Raza for the latter’s strange comment made during the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Commenting on the quality of India’s bowling Shami and Mohammed Siraj during the tournament, Raza had said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) or the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) provided some special balls only to the Indian bowlers, so the pacers They got extra swing on hitting lanes.
“It seems like the ball is changed in the second innings. I think the ICC, the umpire or the BCCI are giving a different ball to the Indian players. The team that batted first scored 350 and everyone was on the chasing team. The way When Mohammed Shami bowled his first ball, even Angelo Matthews was stunned. During our time of play, only one ball was used, which had both swing and reverse swing,” the 41-year-old said after the India-Sri Lanka match. at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
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India scored 357 for 8 batting first and then outscored Sri Lanka for 55, thus achieving a 302-run victory.
Reacting to the comments made by Raza, Shami did not mince words and said that the former Pakistan player was jealous of India’s performance.
“Actually, they have made cricket a joke because we don’t enjoy the success of others. You get too happy when you are praised, but when you lose, you feel like you have been cheated. You look at the records from the time when I have been part of the team, you won’t even find them nearby. Jalan toh puri dikhti hai wo. Itna jalane se kon se results mil jaane hain (Jealousy is obvious. You can never get good results with this amount of jealousy,” shami said News18.
Earlier, former India opener Aakash Chopra had also lashed out at Raza, calling his antics during the argument “comedy”. Meanwhile, Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram had indirectly criticized the opinion.
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