Shami became India’s highest wicket-taker in the World Cup

New Delhi: After defeating Sri Lanka by 302 runs, Team India today formally entered the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023. Not only India, fast bowler Mohammed Shami has also made a big record in his name today. He has become the bowler taking the most wickets for India in the history of the World Cup.


Today, with the help of five wicket haul, he has completed his 45 wickets in the World Cup. Shami achieved this record in just 14 innings.

Mohammed Shami has today broken the record of his senior Zaheer Khan. Zaheer, who won the 2011 World Cup with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, took a total of 44 wickets in the history of this tournament. The special thing is that Shami made this record by playing nine less innings than Zaheer.

Zaheer had achieved this feat by playing 23 innings in the history of the World Cup. In this list, the name of Javagal Srinath comes at the third place, who took 44 wickets equal to Zaheer in 33 innings played in the World Cup.

Didn’t played first four matches

Talking about the current World Cup, Mohammed Shami was not even given a chance in the first 4 matches. In his place, captain Rohit Sharma kept trying Shardul Thakur in the playing eleven. This was done because he is an all-rounder. Once he got a chance, Shami became the captain’s favorite with his lethal bowling. He surprised everyone by taking 14 wickets in the next three matches. He took two five-wicket hauls in three matches.