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ICC World Cup 2019: Now Young People Will Know Me Because Of Mohammad Shami – Chetan Sharma 

ICC World Cup 2019: Now Young People Will Know Me Because Of Mohammad Shami – Chetan Sharma
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There are quite a few records achieved by the Indians back then went unnoticed. In one of those staggering records, the first World Cup hat-trick record, which is held by Chetan Sharma came to the fore with Mohammed Shami taking the hat-trick against Afghanistan. For the same, Sharma thanks Shami.

Mohammed Shami became the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup on Saturday after Chetan Sharma’s feat against New Zealand in the 1987 edition. Shami’s is the 10th hat-trick in the history of the 50-over World Cup.

I was immediately transported to memories:

In a Facebook video, Chetan Sharma congratulated Shami for his achievement and welcomed him into the “hat-trick club”. In the video, Sharma can be seen displaying the pictures on his wall—those of the time when he took the World Cup hat-trick.

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“It is always a great feeling when your own countryman achieves something you did so many years ago. When Shami got his third wicket, I was immediately transported to Nagpur’s VCA Ground 32 years ago,” he told TOI on Sunday.

Young generation will know me now – Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma recollects those memories when he was given a standing ovation when he entered into the plane after the victory. Further, the news reports on the Times of India has made his day back then, which he recollects following Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick.

“The current generation may not know what I achieved three decades ago, but now they will know thanks to Shami,” he said, “The young generation will now know that the first World Cup hat-trick was taken by an Indian.

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“I had the world at my feet back then. The next day, when I boarded the flight with the team for the semifinal, all the passengers stood up and applauded for me as I made my way in. It was a memorable moment, I still get goose bumps thinking about it. To top that, the front page of Times of India too had my photo in it and it just made my day.”

All in all, it was a brilliant day for Mohammad Shami on the other day against Afghanistan. The right-handed fast bowler has perfectly utilised the situation and made the most of the opportunity in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar,

It has been a sensational last few months for Mohammed Shami in his cricketing career. He made all the things fall in place to get the nod for ICC World Cup 2019. The flamboyant cricketer is India’s best bowler in the ranks for the ongoing showpiece event, which is to being played in England.

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