The superstar of Indian women cricket team, Smriti Mandhana recalled the time when she was hit by a Mohammad Shami delivery in the nets. In conversation with Rohit Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana revealed that she once was hit by a delivery of Mohammad Shami.
Indian women cricket team’s opener was in conversation with Indian opener Rohit Sharma and another Indian women cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues in a chat show double trouble. During the show, Mandhana revealed that she faced Indian pacer Mohammad Shami in the nets. Recalling the instance in a hilarious manner the opener explained how she was hit on her thigh with a Shami’s in-dipper.
I remember playing Shami bhaiyya (Mohammed Shami) when his doing his rehab. He was bowling at a 120 waala pace (mph) to me and promised that he wouldn’t bowl on my body,
I was beaten for the first two balls as I was not used to the pace. On the third ball, his in-dipper hit me on my inner thigh and it turned black, blue, and green and was swollen for 10 days.
Smriti Mandhana said jovially during the conversation.
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India vice-captain in the white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma reacted to the instance and said fast bowlers are mostly frustrated and they take out their frustration in the nets. He also revealed that Mohammad Shami is the toughest bowler to face in the nets and he doesn’t shy away from bowling the bouncers in the nets despite asking him to not to do so.
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Rohit Sharma celebrated his 33rd birthday on Thursday and he was joined by Indian women cricketers Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana for a video chat. The trio had a blast during the conversation and discussed various topics.