India pacer Mohammed Shami is making a comeback to international cricket after a long injury lay-off. The fast bowler, who has not played international cricket since March last year because of a knee surgery, is part of India's squad for the four-Test series in West Indies, starting next month.
Shami recently featured in the first pink ball day-night game in India, which was played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where he grabbed a match haul of seven wickets to help Mohun Bagan crush Bhowanipore Club by 296 runs in the four-day match.
Shami returned from injury during the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League earlier this year where he got a chance to interact with former India bowler and Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan which he says was 'beneficial' for his bowling.
Excerpts from the interview with BCCI.TV
How excited are you to play a Test series after almost a year?
I'm very excited to join the team. I'm thinking about the preparation. I just played a pink ball match and I am feeling good that I am able to bowl normally, like I used to earlier.
During the IPL you were seen working closely with Zaheer Khan in the Delhi Daredevils camp.