New Delhi: Paying a remarkable tribute to Team India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced the construction of a mini stadium and an open gym in Shami’s native village Sahaspur Alinagar. CEO Ashwani Kumar Mishra and other officials recently visited Shami village of Joya development block to look for possible land for the construction of the mini stadium.
The officials gave necessary instructions reflecting the commitment of the government to promote sports infrastructure in the region. Shami’s family connection to the village adds a personal touch to this development, much to the delight of the villagers.
District in-charge minister Sanjay Singh Gangwar has expressed deep commitment towards the overall development of the village. As a result, the administration under the Youth Welfare Department has decided to initiate the construction of a mini stadium with the aim of promoting sports and recreational facilities in the village.
The Chief Development Officer along with Additional Development Officer Nitin Jain and other officials visited the village and inspected the proposed site for the stadium. The village head, Noor-e-Shaba, helped identify suitable land, and the CEO directed officials to clean and evaluate the site. The visit also included interactions with residents to resolve any existing issues, demonstrating a holistic approach to the development of the village.
Shami’s World Cup victory
Mohammed Shami’s exceptional performance in the ongoing World Cup has been a major driver behind this government initiative. With an impressive tally of 23 wickets, including a crucial performance in the semi-final against New Zealand, Shami’s contributions have played a vital role in India’s journey to the final of the tournament.
From a local boy to global glory
Born in Uttar Pradesh, Shami’s cricketing journey took a unique journey as he moved to Bengal to hone his skills and make his mark in domestic cricket before donning the Indian jersey. His journey, filled with dedication and perseverance, exemplifies the talent developed in the heartland of India.
The final started as soon as Shami shined
Shami’s incredible performances in the World Cup started in Dharamsala and since then he has been a consistent wicket-taker. His extraordinary performance of 7/57 in the semi-final against New Zealand demonstrated his ability to perform well under pressure as India reached the final.
The decision to build the mini stadium and open gym not only honors the achievements of Mohammed Shami, but also symbolizes the government’s commitment to nurture sporting talent and promote overall development in rural areas.