Mohammed Shami was the hero of the Indian bowling lineup on Day 5. He picked up four wickets in the first innings by dismantling New Zealand middle-order batting in the World Test Championship. Shami first got the wicket of Ross Taylor, then BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson were his other victims.
While addressing a press conference veteran Indian fast bowler said that he was happy that he has been able to perform his duty in an effective manner.
“Whenever I have been entrusted with responsibility, I have put in my wholehearted effort. Whatever be the situation, I know what the captain wants and then I follow his instructions. I have always been an attacking bowler who goes for wickets,” Shami said.
On missing out on a five-for. He said, “When you play for India, you have no such regrets. You can’t think about personal milestones.”
“We have lost a lot of time due to rain. So, there is no discussion as such, on a total. We have just started our second innings and we need to put runs on the board. We have to score as many as possible and then see how much time is left to put them in and decide accordingly.”