Indian pacemaker Mohammed Shami remembers playing in 2015 World Cup injury



Indian player Mohammed Shami remembers how he played the 2015 World Cup with a broken knee. The tournament took place in Australia and New Zealand and Sami said he suffered an injury in the first match.

"I had a knee injury during the 2015 World Cup. I couldn't walk after the games I played throughout the tournament with the injury. I played the 2015 World Cup because of Nitin Patel's trust.

"The knee broke in the first race. My thighs and knees were the same size, the doctors took fluids out of them every day. I used to take three painkillers, "Shami told former Indian pacemaker Irfan Pathan during a live Instagram chat.

In the 2015 World Cup, Sami was the second highest winner of the victory for India with 17 wins from seven games. It was only behind Umesh Yadav, who played one game more than him and got 18 wicket.

The 29-year-old was credited by former captain MS Dhoni with inciting him. He said he continued to play despite the pain throughout the tournament, especially in the semifinals of the Sydney Cricket Ground where he lost to Australia.

"Before the semi-final match against Australia, I told the team that I can't take any more pain," said Shami.

"Fight Bye and the management showed faith in me and really maintained confidence in my abilities.

"I played the game and gave only 13 runs in my initial period. Then I left the park and told Machi Bye that I can no longer bowl. But he told me he couldn't go to part-time bowling and asked me not to run more than 60 runs. I was never in that situation, some people said that my career was over, but I'm still here, "he added.

Shami also said that the Test Cricket is his favorite shape due to the intensity of the cricket. "For entertainment purposes, I would like to choose the T20 format, but I would like to play Test cricket for the intensity of the game," he told Pathan.

He also praised goalkeeper Rishabh Pant, saying he had an amazing talent.

"Rishabh's talent is amazing and it's not that he's my friend, that's what I'm saying. It's just a matter of trust, the day you have confidence, it's going to be very dangerous, "said Shami.