Empowered Shami Takes To New Role With Élan

One of the great fears then was that Shami would go the way of several other Indian pacers who promised much initially but quickly faded into oblivion - RP Singh, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth and A Mithun prominent among them. Some 16 months on, he has comprehensively laid those fears to rest, establishing himself as the leader of a young bowling group and assuming the responsibility of spearheading an attack that in no way is inferior to many of the more celebrated attacks in this World Cup.