After the match, a quick right-handed jab made former India coach Ravi Shastri laugh live on air during a light exchange.
Shastri, who is part of the Star Sports broadcast team, asked Shami what was the reason for his recent fitness. To which Shami replied, Gujarat mein hoon, mera khana nahi milega na (I’m in Gujarat, so I’m not getting what I want).
He added: Lekin Gujrati food enjoy kar raha hun (However, I enjoy Gujarati food).
On the changes he has made in his bowling this IPL season, Shami said: I have focused on batting the ball in the field, playing to my strengths and on good lines. I try to hit the same lines and use the new ball. That has always brought me success. The wicket was the same as last game. Mohit coming in helped play well in the middle overs considering we also have Rashid and Noor.
Shami has scored 23 wickets at an average of 16.70 this season, including two 4-faries.
After 13 league games, Gujarat are top of the points table with nine wins and four losses and will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last league stage match on Sunday, May 21.