Anum Ara, the mother of Mohammed Shami, was admitted to a hospital near Sahashpur village in the Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh during the Cricket World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia. According to a report by Times of India, she fell ill during the match and complained of nervousness and fever. Shami’s relatives took her to the local hospital for a checkup and later transferred her to another health center. The report mentioned that her condition is now stable, with Shami’s cousin Dr. Mumtaz confirming that she was admitted due to fever and nervousness.
Shami ended the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Despite missing out on the first half of the competition, he made a significant impact in India’s fifth league stage match against New Zealand. In seven matches, Shami took 24 wickets at an average of 10.70 and a strike rate of 12.20, with his best figures being 7/57. He achieved three five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul throughout the tournament, setting the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in World Cup history.
Throughout his World Cup career, Shami has taken 55 wickets in 18 matches at an average of 13.52 and a strike rate of 15.81, including four five-wicket hauls. He currently holds the record for the most five-wicket hauls by any bowler in World Cup history. However, he is the fifth-highest wicket-taker overall, with Australia’s Glenn McGrath leading the list with 71 wickets in 39 matches.
In the final match against Australia, India batted first and scored 240 runs in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul played important innings to set a competitive target. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, taking three wickets. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood also contributed with two wickets each, while Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell managed to take a wicket each.
During Australia’s chase, India had a promising start and had the Aussies struggling at 47/3. However, Travis Head’s century (137 runs in 120 balls) and Marnus Labuschagne’s half-century (58 runs in 110 balls) guided Australia to a seven-wicket victory. Mohammed Shami took one wicket, while Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets. Travis Head was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his outstanding performance.
(With ANI inputs)