By Puneet Hooda, Updated : Sep 03, 2020 16:36 IST
Virat Kohli, teammates send birthday wishes to Kings XI Punjab Mohammed Shami

 India’s second bowler to take a World Cup hattrick, Mohammed Shami turns a year old today. The seamer is Celebrating his 30th birthday today.  

The right arm fast bowler hails from a small city Amroha in Utter Pradesh. He made his international debut against Pakistan in 2013. For astonishing performance in the domestic season, Shami was selected ahead of Ashok Dinda for the ODI series against Pakistan. Since his debut, Shami has been a consistent member of the Indian National team. He was also the second highest wicket taker for India in 2015 and 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. 

For his extraordinary performances Shami has been named Thrice (2014,2015,2019) in the ICC Men ODI team of the year. 

Indian team captain Virat Kohli took twitter and posted a birthday post for him.  

Virat Kohli wrote, “Happy b’day [email protected] Mehnat or bowling dono karte rho dba ke”. 


Shikhar Dhawan Shami’s another teammate also sent birthday wishes to him. Dhawan also wishes Shami good luck for the upcoming IPL season in United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

Shami Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab also shared post for Shami’s birthday on their twitter account.  


The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) uniquely wished Shami by positing a video of his 5 wickets haul against South Africa in 2019. Moreover, BCCI also shared Shami stats from his career.  


The Indian International will be shortly seen playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Upcoming season of Indian Premier League 2020 in UEA.  Due to the Corona virus outbreak in India, BBCCI decided to shift venue to UAE this year.  

Shami took 19 wickets in 14 matches for Kings XI Punjab last season.  He ended the season at 6th position in the race for Purple cap (Highest wicket taker). Kings XI Punjab camp would be expecting a similar stellar performance from Shami this season also.