<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sourav Ganguly, WV Raman praise Shami Ahmed after impressive show in third ODI" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121217213322.jpg" title="Sourav Ganguly, WV Raman praise Shami Ahmed after impressive show in third ODI" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shami Ahmed needs to grow into the game, said Sourav Ganguly © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Jamshedpur: Jan 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former captain <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly </a>and Bengal’s Ranji coach <a href="/tags/WV-Raman/post" target="_blank">WV Raman</a> on Tuesday praised seamer <a href="/tags/Shami-Ahmed/post" target="_blank">Shami Ahmed</a>, who made an impressive debut for India against Pakistan in the third and final ODI against Pakistan.<br /> <br /> Ganguly told <em>The Indian Express</em>, ""He has made a good start. He bowled with a lot of maturity for a debutant. Now he has to grow into the game."<br /> <br /> Shami registered impressive figures of 9-4-23-1 in the third ODI, which India won by a narrow margin of 10 runs.<br /> <br /> Shami’s coach in the Bengal side, Raman said, "Four maiden overs on debut is an extraordinary performance. It was a low-scoring game and the bowlers were under pressure. He handled the situation very well."<br /> <br /> "As far as his progress is concerned, a lot will depend on how he is going to be used from here on. A bowler needs to be handled well by his captain," he added.<br /> <br /> Shami revealed that advice given by former Pakistan pacer <a href="/tags/Waqar-Younis/post" target="_blank">Waqar Younis</a> proved helpful. "The tougher the match, the more comfortable I am. A day before the match, I had met former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis at an event. He told me that it is very important for a pacer to keep his cool. That stayed in my mind during the game," said Shami.