Mohammed Shami, the ace pacer of the Indian Cricket Team, has expressed his elation and gratitude upon being chosen to receive the esteemed Arjuna Award for the year 2023. The award, which is considered one of the highest honors for athletes in India, holds a special place in Shami’s heart, who considers it a dream come true.
In an exclusive statement to ANI, Mohammed Shami conveyed his feelings about the award, stating, “The Arjuna Award is like a dream for any athlete. It is a recognition of your hard work, dedication, and contribution to the sport. I am truly honored and humbled to be nominated for this prestigious award.”
Shami’s nomination for the Arjuna Award comes as a result of his outstanding performances and contributions to Indian cricket. The pacer played a pivotal role in the ODI World Cup, where he emerged as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, claiming 24 wickets. His remarkable bowling prowess played a significant role in India’s journey to the World Cup finals.
Reflecting on his achievements, Shami expressed his gratitude to his fans, teammates, and the support staff who have been instrumental in his success. He also acknowledged the role of his family and coaches in shaping his career and expressed his desire to continue contributing to Indian cricket.
Looking ahead, Mohammed Shami is set to receive the Arjuna Award from the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, on January 9th. Despite currently recovering from an ankle injury that has kept him out of action, Shami remains focused on his rehabilitation and is eager to return to the field to represent his country.
The recognition of Mohammed Shami with the Arjuna Award serves as a testament to his dedication, skill, and commitment to the sport of cricket. As he prepares to receive this prestigious honor, Shami’s fans and well-wishers eagerly await his return to the field, where he continues to be a formidable force in the Indian bowling lineup.
With this recognition, Mohammed Shami’s journey in cricket reaches another milestone, highlighting his status as one of India’s premier fast bowlers and a role model for aspiring cricketers across the country.