Keeping old red balls helped Mohammed Shami learn reverse swing, says coach Badruddin Siddique

Badruddin feels that right from the time Shami made his ODI debut against Pakistan in Delhi, last winter, he knew that it would be difficult for the selectors to keep him out of the longer version for long time.

updated: November 06, 2013 18:08 IST
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New Delhi: Mohammed Shami has impressed one and all with his ability to get reverse swing on the very first day of his Test career but his childhood coach Badruddin Siddique is not at all surprised as he has seen him practice the art since his U-16 days.

"I don't know about others but Shami had the ability to get reverse swing since he was 16 years old. He has practised a lot to perfect the reverse delivery that comes into the right hander. He has done that a number of times in Ranji Trophy also," an ecstatic Badruddin told PTI on Wednesday as Shami made a dream debut with figures of 4 for 71 in the first Test against West Indies.

Badruddin then let out the secret of Shami's success in the longer format.

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