Mohammed Shami reminded me of Waqar Younis: Sourav Ganguly

Mohammed Shami used reverse swing to good effect and became the most successful Indian pacer on Test debut, picking up 9 for 118 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata to help India secure a 1-0 lead over West Indies in the two-match series.

updated: November 09, 2013 10:32 IST
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Not just entry into the record books, Mohammed Shami earned praises from the cricket pundits after India beat West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday. (Read: Debutants Shami, Rohit win Dhoni's praise)

Son of the soil and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was all praises for Shami as the local lad used reverse swing to floor the visitors in the first Test. Ganguly even compared Shami to the stalwart of reverse swing Waqar Younis.

"I have seen the best of Waqar Younis, and this reverse swing bowling from Shami is as good as anyone that I've seen," Ganguly said while doing commentary after the Bengal pacer ran through the West Indies middle order to hasten the visitor's demise. (Also see: Win at Eden, in pics)

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