Indian seamer Mohammed Shami, who took a hat-trick in the last match against Afghanistan on Saturday, has revealed that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who advised him to bowl a Yorker for the hat-trick delivery.
“The plan was simple. To bowl a Yorker and even Mahi bhai suggested that,” said Shami while interacting with media. “Mahi bhai said don’t change anything now as you have a great chance of getting a hat-trick. It’s a rare opportunity and you need to do the same thing,” Shami told media, adding, “So I did what exactly I was told.”
Shami became the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup after Chetan Sharma, who achieved the feat against New Zealand in the 1987. Also it was 10th hat-trick in history of 50-over World Cup and was the first in this season of the tournament.
Shami took 4 wickets for 40 runs in 9.5 overs against Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl Stadium.