His bowling is cherished by the cricket lovers...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team for their outstanding performance in the ODI world cup semi-final which was against New Zealand.
Mohammad Shami was the star of the night. He got a special mention in the Prime Minister's congratulatory message. The cricketer responded to the PM with a thankful note.
India gave a mammoth 398-run target to New Zealand, with Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scoring hundreds. New Zealand managed to score 327.
This is India's 10th straight win in the World Cup and now on Sunday they will play the finals in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
"Today's Semi Final has been even more special thanks to stellar individual performances too. The bowling by Mohammad Shami in this game and also through the World Cup will be cherished by cricket lovers for generations to come, the Prime Minister said via tweet.
Mohammad Shami took seven wickets and turned the match around with two crucial wickets in an over, dismissing the in-form Kiwi captain Kane Williamson. Mohammad Shami picked his third five-wicket haul in the world cup and is now the leading wicket-taker in this world cup.
"Enter into the final like a Boss. What an electrifying display of cricketing prowess. All the best for the showdown. Let's get the cup," Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.
"Many congratulations to Team India for entering the finals of the Cricket World Cup! We are now one step closer to the coveted trophy!" Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said.
"Every Indian is filled with immense joy and pride by the marvelous performance of the entire team, especially Virat Kohli's brilliant record setting century and the 7-wicket haul of Mohammad Shami," he added.
"Historic victory. Heartiest congratulations to all on India's 'great' victory over New Zealand!" UP CM Yogi Adityanath also tweeted.
Edited By: Arusha Farooq