Mohammed Shami says “You can get mentally disturbed” in IPL 2021. Shami has grown in reputation to become an all-format bowler for Team India in the last few years. He was an important part of India’s squad. During the five-match Test series against England. Which came to a premature end amid a COVID-19 scare in the Indian camp. Shami is part of the Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. Also, he will be seen in the Indian jersey during the ICC T20 World Cup.
The Bengal cricketer has been away from his family. For almost five months now, and playing in a bio-bubble. It makes things even more difficult. Shami stressed that it requires immense mental strength to perform in these conditions.
“The biggest challenge is to go out in these times, traveling from one country to the other in bio-bubbles. If there is a long tour, you are away from your family for that period. The players can get mentally disturbed. And it can be irritating at times. You have to be in your room, and then, there is performance pressure to play for your country and franchise. But this is the best that we can do. You have to be mentally strong to do this,” Mohammed Shami said.
Shami was the third-highest wicket-taker for India. Also, in the Pataudi series, claiming 11 wickets from three games at an average of 27.54.
“I am in recovery mode,” Shami said.
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Lastly, Mohammed Shami was in a love-hate relationship with injuries in his career. Mohammed manages the workload and stress. He prefers not to waste his energy when he is off the field.
My body is doing good overall. I had an injury after I got hit in Australia, otherwise, the momentum has been good. The only thing is to know how you can recover from niggles. If you need a massage or rest or treatment, you need to understand such things as there is cricket throughout the year. We only have to take care of our bodies,” Mohammed Shami said.