Mohammed Shami likes an article talking about an Indian player who faked an injury in the World Cup to play in the IPL. Viral image


Mohammed Shami likes an article talking about an Indian player who faked an injury in the World Cup to play in the IPL.  Viral image

Archive photo of Mohammed Shami©AFP

Mohammed Shami revealed Wednesday that he is recovering well after undergoing Achilles tendon surgery, adding that his stitches were recently removed. On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Shami will miss the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 with Gujarat Titans (GT). In an official statement, BCCI said that Shami is currently being monitored by the BCCI medical team after undergoing Achilles tendon surgery in February.

The coach, who underwent successful heel surgery to repair his Achilles tendon last month, took to X (formerly Twitter) to provide an update on his “recovery progress.”

“Hello everyone! I wanted to give an update on my recovery progress. It’s been 15 days since my surgery and my stitches were recently removed. I’m grateful for the progress I’ve made and look forward to the next step in my healing journey,” he writes in X.

In response to the post, one of the users wrote while playing through pain in the World Cup, one particular player faked an injury during the World Cup to play in the IPL.

“Shami Bhai gave his 100% even when he was in pain during the World Cup, then there is a b***** Kalu who showed a fake injury to remain available for the IPL,” it read in the message. The screenshot below shows a list of posts on X likes by Shami, including the said post.

Shami missed the home T20I series against Australia after the ICC World Cup last year, and he was ruled out of the entire tour of South Africa. He also missed the Afghanistan series. Subsequently, he also missed the five-match Test series against England.

The 33-year-old did not feature in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England. He last represented India in the ODI World Cup final against Australia in November. The senior pacer finished as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and dismissed 24 batters in just 7 matches.

Shami contributed significantly to GT’s success in both seasons. The 33-year-old bowler picked up 20 wickets in 2022 and followed it up with an even stronger performance in IPL 2023, taking 28 wickets at an average of 18.64. Shami was particularly devastating with the new ball.

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