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Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma greeted by fans on their respective birthdays

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma were greeted by fans and Indian cricket team players on their respective birthdays.

cricket Updated: Sep 03, 2017 15:49 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Mohammed Shami,Ishant Sharma,Sachin Tendulkar
Mohammed Shami turned 27 on Sunday while wishes poured in for Ishant Sharma as well, who had turned 29 on Saturday.(Twitter)

Mohammed Shami, Indian pacer, turned 27 on Sunday. Wishes poured in from all the fans and from some cricketers, led by Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa on social media.

Shami, who switched over to Bengal to play domestic cricket at the age of 17, has slowly climbed up the ladder and is now an integral part of the fast bowling unit skipper Virat Kohli has at his disposal.

Shreevats Goswami, his Bengal teammate, tweeted a picture with the duo sharing the frame while Manoj Tiwary also shared an update on his official Twitter handle.

With the ability to swing the ball both ways and generate reverse swing at pace, Shami is a lethal option on all kinds of pitches. He currently has 86 wickets in Tests, including two five-fors. He also has 91 in the ODI format. However, it’s in the T20I format where Shami’s strike rate of 17.7 speaks of his ability to produce quality breakthroughs.

Among the current crop of Indian players, Ajinkya Rahane wished Shami on Twitter as well. Wishes also poured in for Ishant Sharma, although he turned 29 on Saturday. And as has often been the norm, former India opener Virender Sehwag had the most hilarious tweet reserved for the fast bowler.

The picture was in reference to the weird facial gesture Ishant had made during the Australia series earlier this year in an apparent bid to intimidate skipper Steve Smith but instead became a troll across social media. It grew even more hilarious as Smith had shot back with an animated gesture as well.

Among others to have wished the bowler were Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami and so on.

First Published: Sep 03, 2017 15:47 IST