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Pacers can relax if you have bowlers like R Ashwin, R Jadeja: Mohammed Shami

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first_img Next Pacers can relax if you have bowlers like R Ashwin, R Jadeja: Mohammed ShamiMohammed Shami, who bagged his fifth five-wicket haul on Day 5 of the Vizag Test to help India beat South Africa, heaped rich praise on Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for their efforts throughout the match.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service VisakhapatnamOctober 6, 2019UPDATED: October 6, 2019 22:24 IST Mohammed Shami bagged his fifth five-wicket haul in Vizag Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShami hailed the efforts of Ashwin and Jadeja after India defeated South AfricaShami exploited the conditions on offer on the fifth day to the fullest by snaring five wicketsShami also hailed India captain Virat Kohli for giving the bowlers freedom to decide the length of their spellsSpeedster Mohammed Shami hailed the efforts of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja after India defeated South Africa by 203 runs in the first Test here on Sunday.Shami exploited the conditions on offer on the fifth day to the fullest by snaring five wickets while Jadeja bagged four.Ashwin may have taken just one wicket in the second innings but had picked up seven in the first. In the process, he equaled Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan to become the fastest to 350 Test wickets in 66 matches.”Ashwin has a lot of Test cricket experience, and bowled very well in both the first and second innings,” Shami said on Star Sports’ Cricket Live program after the match.”When you have great bowlers like Ashwin and Jadeja in the team, the fast bowlers can breathe easy and relax, knowing that they are there,” the pacer said.Shami also hailed India captain Virat Kohli for giving the bowlers freedom to decide the length of their spells.”Virat Kohli as a captain always hears us out and gives us the freedom to follow our strategy during the match. He has given us the freedom to take a call on whether we want to bowl 5 overs or 7 overs or more — he says ‘if you have the power, go ahead and bowl’. That’s when we take a call that we will bowl three overs but with full power… That’s the understanding we have. He trusts us, and we trust him,” Shami said.Also Read | I have protected myself with a shield around me: Rohit Sharma on dealing with negativityAlso Read | We know what a fresh Mohammed Shami can do after some biryani: Rohit SharmaAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Mohammed Shamilast_img read more