New Delhi: Mohammed Shami steered India into the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final with his seven-wicket haul against New Zealand, emerging a hero. Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, backed by stellar performances from captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and KL Rahul saw India sail through the first innings, giving the Kiwis a target of 398 runs. In the second innings, Kiwi batters managed a decent run rate, falling short of 70 to win the game. Shami was the game-changer, breaking through their defenses as his incredible seven-wicket haul as he relentlessly targeted the stumps.
Now, a user named Don Mateo, on the micro-blogging site ‘X’ claimed to have dreamt of Shami’s seven-wicket haul a day before the semi-final clash. “Saw a dream where Shami took 7 wickets in the semi final,” read his post dated November 14, almost a day before the actual showdown on November 15.
Was he a cricket sage or just a fortuitous dreamer? The fans, already believers, are bestowing him with a crown.