Mahendra Singh Dhoni praises Mohd Shami for foxing Aussies with pace

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to bring in Mohd Shami in place of Ishant Sharma proved to be a good move as the Bengal pacer took a career-best 3 for 42 against Australia in the washed out fourth ODI at Ranchi.

updated: October 24, 2013 17:08 IST
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Ranchi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised seam bowler Mohd Shami for his career-best performance in one-day internationals as his new-ball burst broke the back of the Australian top order in the washed-out fourth match in Ranchi on Wednesday. (Match highlights)

Dhoni lauded Shami's deceptive abilities with the ball. The Bengal pacer was India's best bowler at display with figures of 3 for 42 in 8 overs.

"He (Shami) is deceptive. He bowls quicker than you think. What was important was he bowled full and the wickets he got, he was hitting the bails," Dhoni said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

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