Taking lid over from his fitness issues off late, seasoned pacer of Team India Mohammad Shami has revealed that he played entire World Cup 2015 with fractured knee.
In an Instagram live session with former pacer of Team India and current J&K team mentor Irfan Pathan, Shami revealed that he even couldn’t walk but still went on to play matches.
“I had knee injury during the 2015 World Cup. I couldn’t walk after the matches I played throughout the tournament with the injury. I played the 2015 World Cup because of Nitin Patel’s confidence, ” Mohammad Shami said.
“The knee broke in the first match itself. My thighs and knees were the same size, doctors used to take out fluid from them everyday. I used to take three painkillers,” Shami told Irfan Pathan during on Wednesday.
“Before the semi-final match against Australia, I told the team that I cannot take any more pain,” said Shami.
“Mahi bhai and the management showed faith in me and they really kept confidence in my abilities.
“I played the match and gave just 13 runs in my opening spell. Then I went off the park and told Mahi bhai that I cannot bowl any longer. But he told me he cannot go to part-time bowlers and asked me to not give away more than 60 runs. I have never been in such a condition like this, some had said my career is over, but I am still here,” he added.