In a historic achievement within the world of Indian cricket, stalwart pacer Mohammed Shami has been bestowed with a prestigious award by the honourable President of India, marking a monumental milestone in his stellar career. Renowned for his unwavering commitment and formidable skills, Shami stands as a pivotal force in the Indian cricket team, consistently delivering stellar performances when the nation calls. This recognition not only celebrates the crackerjack’s individual accomplishment but also underscores the significant contributions he has made to the collective success of the Indian cricketing fraternity.
Mohammed Shami honoured with Arjuna Award
Capturing attention across social media platforms, a video has surfaced showcasing Shami receiving the highly coveted ‘Arjuna Award’ from the President of India, Draupadi Murmu. Among the 26 athletes recognized for their outstanding performances in 2023, Shami stands out as the sole representative from the realm of cricket.
His name was put forward by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a testament to the right-arm seamer’s remarkable contributions, particularly in the ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, the Arjuna Award is the second-highest sporting honour in India after the Khel Ratna Award.
Here is the video:
A proud day for cricket…!!!
Shami is now a Arjuna Awardee. pic.twitter.com/A8NDBqcjt1
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 9, 2024
Mohammed Shami’s stellar performance throughout 2023
Shami’s phenomenal performance throughout 2023 has rightfully earned him the honour. This recognition reflects the lasting impact he has made with the ball across all formats of the game. His stellar bowling display in the ODI World Cup 2023 stood out, where the right-arm seamer claimed a staggering 24 wickets in just seven matches.
The Uttar Pradesh (UP)-based cricketer’s remarkable cricketing prowess extended beyond the World Cup, as he secured an impressive total of 56 wickets in 23 matches throughout the year. This exceptional tally includes four instances of claiming five-wicket hauls, cementing his reputation as a standout performer and a key asset to the Indian cricket team.
- 1 Mohammed Shami honoured with Arjuna Award
- 2 Mohammed Shami’s stellar performance throughout 2023