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It required a lot of hard work: Mohammed Shami after replacing Bumrah in India’s World Cup squad

Written by Abhishek Patil

Fresh from re-joining the star-studded squad of the Rohit Sharma-led Team India ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022, senior pacer Mohammed Shami bowled full tilt in the nets prior to the practice match against hosts Australia on Monday. Pace spearhead Shami has replaced speed merchant Jasprit Bumrah in India’s World Cup squad. Pace ace Bumrah was earlier ruled out of the showpiece event with a back injury.

“It required a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication to be back but the journey to Australia has been thoroughly rewarding. No better feeling than to be back with #TeamIndia and my boys. Looking forward to the World Cup,” Shami said in his tweet. Shami’s recent Twitter activity has already garnered the attention of Team India fans on the internet.

Shami had made his presence felt in the full-fledged session after successfully recovering from Covid-19 ahead of the showpiece event in Australia. Preparing for the practice match against Australia, the senior pacer enjoyed his duel with batting icon Virat Kohli in the nets.

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