Former Pakistani all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who shared the dressing room with Mohammad Shami during the 2012 and 2013 IPL seasons, said that the Indian bowler approached him about a seam position problem. Because to his British citizenship, Mahmood played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Mahmood, Pakistan’s bowling coach till 2019, is now the bowling coach for the Desert Vipers in the present International League T20 in Dubai. The Vipers have reached the finals of the first event.
“I need to share my experience with everyone. I don’t mind; sports have no limitations. I’ve played for the Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Shami is someone I’ve worked with. “I recall when he was having a problem with his seam position and he texted me,” Mahmood told the Hindustan Times.
“I maintain contact with these men. When I see them, they come up to me and ask me about their problems (Shami, Bhuvneshwar). I don’t mind working with anybody… whether they’re Indian, Pakistani, or even an Englishman. I work as a coach. Cricket has given me so much, and now it’s my turn to give back to the game,” he continued.
Mohammed Shami has been one of India’s premier fast bowlers in recent years. Shami has 216 wickets in 60 Tests, with a bowling average of 27.45 and an economy of 3.28. The 32-year-old is presently playing against Australia in the opening Test of a four-match series in Nagpur. As the visitors requested India to bowl, Shami and Mohammed Siraj provided early breakthroughs for the hosts, dismissing both openers for only two runs. After stumps on Day 2, India leads by 144 runs with a score of 321/7.