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New Delhi, 1 April Veteran Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who is ready to return to action on the cricket field and represent the Punjab Kings in the IPL, has said that there has been no pressure on him due to increased competition in recent times to make a place in the national team. Right-arm fast bowler Shami has been away from cricket since 19 December, when he suffered an injury on the third day of the first Test match against Australia in Adelaide. Shami was hit by Pat Cummins and he had to return home. Shami told IANS on Thursday, “Your selection depends on your skills, experience and performance. All things are different. If there is healthy competition, it does not mean that you lose your confidence in yourself.”
He said, “It is not that competition pressures or makes anyone redundant. Every player has different skills, they have different roles in the team. We don’t think about ourselves, we have to Have to think about. Whoever is the best (for any situation or match) is selected. ” The fast bowler says that hard work is the most important for any player.
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He said, “Competitions keep on happening. It depends on you how your luck is and what level of fitness you have. All you have to keep in your mind is that you have to work hard and help each other in the team Keep doing it. ” Shami is currently working on regaining his fitness at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
He said, “I am recovering well and I am fit. I was in NCA, where I have completed my rehab. For the last one and a half months I have rehabbed, practiced and bowled with full force . ” The 30-year-old Shami took 20 wickets in 14 matches in IPL 2020. He has now come out of Quarantine and has now started his training with Punjab Kings players for IPL 2021.
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Shami said, “I have just come out of the quarantine. The practice was already going on. I have just started with the team. We have 10-12 days (Punjab’s first match against Rajasthan Royals on April 12) Huh.” The fast bowler said that after being away from competitive cricket and recovery, he is now focusing on his basics. He said, “I always work on my basics, whether it is a tournament or a series. I see how the circumstances are, in which I have to play. It is not that I have to play with pressure or develop something new. My Whatever I have, I work on it. “