Star Indian bowler Mohammed Shami has been one of the pillars of the team in all the formats of cricket. The 33-year-old has been the most effective bowler when it comes to the death overs. He has played an important role in winning the trophy for the Gujarat Titans in their first IPL campaign.
Shami’s recent achievement features him clinching the title of the highest wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup. Earlier in the year, he also earned the prestigious purple cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played a pivotal role in propelling the Gujarat Titans to the finals for the second consecutive season.
However, amidst his success, controversy has emerged around Mohammed Shami. Colonel Arvinder Singh, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Gujarat Titans, disclosed that another team had approached Shami for a potential switch during the IPL trading window. Singh expressed dissatisfaction with this approach. He said that the governing body of IPL should look into the matter and should take a step on such approaches.
While having an interview with News 18, GT COO said, “Every team has the right to improve by selecting good players. Mohammed Shami has excelled for us, securing the purple cap last season and performing admirably in the World Cup. He’s a crucial part of our team.”
He further added, “The issue arises when franchises approach players directly. The BCCI has set up a trading procedure, with teams submitting an expression of interest to them. This information is then shared with the respective franchise, allowing them to decide whether to proceed with the trade or not.”