From sidelines to stardom: Shami’s spectacular WC surge is scripting history, winning hearts

While the magic that Shami is conjuring up with the ball is the result of the pacer’s hardwork and perseverance and God-given skills, it must be noted that twice now he has signalled towards India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey after taking ‘fivers’, acknowledging the former India seamer’s contribution towards his World Cup high. With 23 wickets at an average of 9.13 in just six matches, he is the highest wicket-taker in this edition of the World Cup.