India pacer Mohammed Shami has said that he never regrets missing out on five-wicket hauls or any other big achievement as he only focuses on giving his best for his country.
“I never regret missing out on five-wicket hauls or other such achievements. Such thoughts don’t cross our minds. I love playing for my country and that’s it,” Shami said in a post-match conference on Tuesday.
Shami was at his absolute best on Day 5 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The 30-year-old speedster picked up four crucial wickets against the Kiwis in the form of Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, and Kyle Jamieson and the Kiwis could only manage 249 runs in their first innings.
The veteran fast bowler was also happy that he was able to deliver for the team when it mattered the most.
“Whenever the team has needed me, I have given my 100 percent. Once the captain guides me on where to bowl, I focus on doing that, trying to maintain the kind of line and length expected from me.”
Talking about his side’s game plan for the last day of the WTC final, Shami highlighted that India need runs on the board and a plan to execute it.
“I can’t say how much we can dismiss them for in the fourth innings. We need time and a plan, which we will obviously work out. We will need runs on the board and backup,” Shami added.