In the opening ODI of the three-game clash between India and Australia, the in-form Mohammed Siraj opted for a rest. This paved the way for Mohammed Shami to step in, and he made the most of the opportunity. Shami’s performance was exceptional, culminating in his career-best figures of 5/51 in 10 overs. Following his impressive bowling display, the seasoned fast bowler engaged in a conversation with the commentators during the mid-innings break. Prominent commentator and broadcaster, Harsha Bhogle, inquired whether the humid conditions in Mohali were affecting his physical condition. Mohammed Shami’s Reply with a playful remark, suggesting that Harsha Bhogle, being in the air-conditioned commentary booth, might not fully grasp the challenges posed by the uncomfortable conditions.
Harsha Bhogle – Were you feeling the heat today?
Mohammed Shami – yes probably, because you guys are sitting in the AC boxes, we were on the ground (laughs).
Harsha Bhogle – were you feeling the heat today?
Mohammed Shami – yes probably, because you guys are sitting in the AC boxes, we were on the ground (laughs). pic.twitter.com/uw88qdvnQQ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 22, 2023
Following Mohammed Shami‘s outstanding performance with the ball, India successfully dismissed Australia for a total of 276 runs in a span of 50 overs. In response, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad aggressively took on the Australian bowling attack, accumulating an impressive 66 runs during the initial powerplay. Both batsmen exhibited exceptional shot-making skills as they reached their respective fifty-run milestones.