Team India pacer Mohammed Shami recently became the fifth Indian fast bowler to claim more than 200 Test scalps.

Although Jasprit Bumrah was the star of the show after taking five wickets in the first innings, it was Mohammed Shami’s one over which brought the visitors back into the game. Shami took two wickets in one over to rock South Africa.

While Bumrah finished with 5/42, Shami’s figures of 2/39 from 16 overs were equally impressive.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar revealed an interesting story of Shami’s revival.

“At the Wanderers, the last time around in 2018, was when they actually got stuck into him apparently because till then he hadn’t really delivered. They said to him that on this pitch if you’re not going to take wickets then… So the word is and I am not too sure that Ravi gave him a rocket. And then he came out and destroyed South Africa. Sometimes you know, you need to put an arm around a player, sometimes you’ve got to just get stuck into him,” Gavaskar said on air.

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