High-pressure moments can cause the brain to work in bizarre ways and make decisions even amateurs would never even think about. Mohammed Shami while fielding attempted an unnecessary relay throw on Thursday only to end up banishing the ball to no man’s land thus costing his team two runs.
Both Alex Hales and Jos Buttler have maintained constant pressure over the Indian bowling attack and the effects of it were clearly evident in an incident that took place during the ninth over. Buttler ramped the second ball of Pandya’s over towards fine leg and looked set for a comfortable two with Mohammed Shami covering in the deep.
However, in a brain fade moment, the pacer decided to lob the ball to the approaching Bhuvneshwar Kumar instead of throwing it back towards the pitch. The relay-throw attempt was shambolic as it ballooned over his teammate and raced towards a completely empty area of the field, forcing Bhuvneshwar Kumar to sprint after the Kookaburra while the English batsmen managed to fetch two more simple runs. The bizarre decision left skipper Rohit Sharma incensed who immediately gestured to Shami what he should have done, his body language meanwhile completely betraying all the rage he felt.
Pandya, meanwhile, chose to just digest his words as he stared at the scene of the crime for a few moments while walking back to his mark in silence. Twitterati was quick to express their frustration at Shami’s actions on social media with it just being one of the small moments that has seemingly already cost India a place in the final.
Thank you #RohitSharma #Bhuvneshwarkumar #ViratKohli𓃵 #Shami— Himanshu Makwana (@inshims220992) November 10, 2022
Watched First T20 of india in 2006 , 2007 T20 wc to 2022 T20 wc...after 2007 wc India was never that good
Signing off as ICT Fan in T20 forever🙌#T20WorldCup #INDvENG
Shami bhai catch catch kal khel liyo 🥲— harrrr su..!!! (@jersey_no_16) November 10, 2022
Rohit to Shami pic.twitter.com/ISqdO6HOgH— The Pakistan Express (@thepakexpress) November 10, 2022
I don't know ki Why Rohit,kl Rahul, bhuvi, shami, ashvin in the team, you more options, more young players are available, Prithvi show,Ishan kishan,Sanju,malik, many players are available but ,they are getting chance in t20— Manoj kumar (@Ermanojku) November 10, 2022
Arshdeep and shami are going to be labelled traitors again??? #INDvsENG— Criticest (@criticest) November 10, 2022