Mumbai : As Mohammed Shami walked back to the top of his run-up, Virat Kohli geed the fans at the Wankhede Stadium to go full throat with their chants Shaamii! Shaamii! They obliged merrily.
It was a visible validation of Shami’s status in this World Cup India’s superstar with the ball, the bowling equivalent of Kohli with the bat.
It wasn’t just because of his immaculate effort against New Zealand on Wednesday night, but now Shami is a single-man force de frappe, even ahead of Jasprit Bumrah.
His numbers do back that...