Mohammed Shami, who stole the show with his bowling in the World Cup 2023, can be honored with the Arjuna Award. Shami took the most wickets in the 50 over World Cup. The Indian fast bowler took a total of 24 wickets in 7 matches. Shami is also the bowler taking the most wickets from India in the World Cup.
Mohammed Shami, who made everyone crazy with his bowling in the World Cup 2023, can be honored with the Arjuna Award. Shami's performance was excellent in the World Cup played on Indian soil and he took the most wickets in the tournament.
According to ANI news, Mohammed Shami's name was not included in the first list for Arjun Award. However, in view of his strong performance in the World Cup, BCCI made a special request to the Sports Ministry and got the fast bowler's name added to this list. Let us tell you that Arjun Award is the second highest sports honor of the country. Shami's performance was excellent throughout the World Cup and he took 7 wickets against New Zealand in the semi-finals.
World Cup 2023 was very memorable for Mohammed Shami. Shami bowled brilliantly in the tournament and took 24 wickets in just 7 matches. The Indian fast bowler took wickets at an average of 12.06, while his economy was also only 5.68.
Shami was not part of the playing 11 in the first four matches. However, as soon as he came into the team, Shami left his mark by taking five wickets against New Zealand. At the same time, Shami wreaked havoc against Sri Lanka and took five wickets for just 18 runs.
Shami was the bowler taking the most wickets in the World Cup 2023. The Indian fast bowler took 24 wickets in the tournament. Shami also became the highest wicket-taker for India in the 50-over World Cup. Shami is at fifth place in terms of taking most wickets in the history of the World Cup. Shami has a total of 55 wickets in his name. Ahead of Shami, only Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan and Glenn McGrath are in this list.