Team India pacer Mohammed Shami has been conferred with the Arjuna Award for his heroic performance in the past year and in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Monday. President of India Droupadi Murmu conferred the award to Mohammed Shami. Mohammed Shami was honoured with the award at Rashtrapati Bhawan. India's top sporting heroes are honoured with the award.
'This award is a dream'
On being declared as the recipient of the Arjuna Award, Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami told ANI, "This award is a dream, life passes and people are not able to win this award. I am happy that I have been nominated for this award." He also said, “It is difficult for me to explain this moment. All I can say is ‘dreams come true."
India's second highest sporting award
Arjuna Award in India's second highest sporting award which is honoured to the athletes who have performed exceptionally in their fields and have shown true skills and dedication towards the game.
Mohammed Shami received the award
Mohammed Shami received the award for his exceptional performance in 2023 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Mohammed Shami concluded the tournament as the highest wicket taker. Mohammed Shami claimed 24 wickets and shattered many records during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Mohammed Shami was brilliant during the past year
Mohammed Shami was brilliant during the past year, as he claimed 43 wickets in 19 ODIs that he played and also picked up 13 wickets in four tests he played in 2023.
Mohammed Shami has been out of action after World Cup
Mohammed Shami has been out of action after the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. He has been ruled out of the series against South Africa. However, there are reports that Mohammed Shami will be a part of Team India for the upcoming five-match test series against England. The first match of the series will be played in Hyderabad on Thursday (January 25). He will miss the initial two matches in the tournament.