Mohammed Shami has been terrific on Test debut — bowling India to a win on a track that didn’t have much for the seamers. His match figures of nine for 118 are the second best figures by an Indian debutant, second to Narendra Hirwani’s 16 for 136.
That his figures are the best by an Indian fast-bowler on debut speaks volumes of his efforts and throughout his spells. He showed good temperament and planned his bowling. While Rohit Sharma’s stellar innings may have won him the Man of the Match, it would be fair to say that Shami too deserved the honour given the challenge before him.