Me, Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli ‘Hated’ Facing This Indian Bowler, Reveals Dinesh Karthik

At the moment, Team India has many world-class pacers who can genuinely turn the game on their own terms. Recently, India has won many Test series in overseas, and credit for it goes to the pacers.

Meanwhile, the Indian veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has named an Indian bowler which is unplayable not only for him but also for the stars like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. While having a conversation on Cricbuzz, the wicket-keeper said that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been the toughest Indian bowler he ever faced. He further added that Kohli and Rohit Sharma as well hated playing him in the nets and in IPL.

“If I have to use one word for Shami it will be ‘Torture Shami’. Because in my whole career, he is the toughest bowler I have faced in the nets, he has got me out a couple of times as well in the match. But he has been nasty to play in the nets. I thought I was the only one so then I asked Kohli, Rohit, and they are all legends of the game and they all said they hate playing Shami,” he said.

Karthik also praise Shami’s seam position and the length of his bowling which actually makes him a dangerous bowler.

“What makes him so special is – all of his strength come into play in net session, his upright seam position, his natural length, that nasty length of 6-8 metre mark, where the two major mode of dismissals are caught behind or caught at slip. And you can see why he has been unlucky over a period of time as well because that length says that he gets the batsman beaten numerous times but never gets that wicket. He has travelled overseas in series where he constantly ended up being the bad bowler because he is the bowler got gets most deliveries beaten, but never the amount of wickets to show for,” he explained.

He further added,“For a fast bowler, the revs are close to 1000 rpm when the ball is released, but for Shami it is close to 1500-1600. That is what makes him special. When you have that amount of backs-spin, when there is little bit of the wicket, he is literally unplayable.”

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