Bangladeshi players overreact while facing consistent short balls: Mohammad Shami

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Mohammad Shami, one of the reverse swing specialists in India, on Tuesday said that he does not understand what pink ball is all about and also revealed that Bangladesh players overreact sometimes when they get to face consistent short-pitched deliveries.

Shami also talked about how he felt during India’s inaugural day-night Test match against Bangladesh in November last year.

The pacer was doing an Instagram Live session with batsman Manoj Tiwary, then that Tiwary asked Shami about what he felt bowling with the pink ball.

During the session, Shami told Manoj that, ”Honestly, I did not understand what the pink ball is all about. The match starts in the afternoon, so initially, the ball does not offer you much, when we played the day-night Test against Bangladesh, it was with an SG ball, this ball had a different feel attached to it, we were not understanding when the ball will seam and move.”

“When I came in to attack, I decided to bowl short balls. I have noticed that Bangladesh players overreact when someone is bowling consistent short balls, I am not scared of saying this, I have to say what I say,” he added.

India devastated Bangladesh in its inaugural day-night Test last year and defeated by an inning and 46 runs at the Eden Gardens.

Shami was last seen playing when India toured New Zealand for the two-match Test series, he would have been in action for the Kings XI Punjab, if the IPL had started on March 29. However, the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19.

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