New Delhi: India fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Wednesday said that captaining the national team is an honour and any player who has played for India would love to do it but he is not keen to throw his hat in the ring and let the selectors take a call on that, adding that he is ready for any responsibility given to him.Also Read - India's Predicted T20I Squad vs South Africa: All You Need To Know About Players In Contention For A Spot
While speaking exclusively to india.com, Shami said, ‘ I am not thinking too much about captaincy at the moment. I am ready for whatever responsibility is given to me. To be honest, who doesn’t want to captain the India team but it is not the only thing and I am looking to contribute in whichever manner possible for the team.” Also Read - VVS Laxman To Coach India for T20I Series vs Ireland In Place of Rahul Dravid: Report
Shami was not a part of the ODI squad in South Africa and is looking to come back into the side. Talking about his return, the India fast bowler said that he is available for selection in all formats and is looking forward to getting his place back in the shorter formats of the game. Also Read - India Tour Of England: A Four-Day Warm-Up Game To Precede Rescheduled Test Match | Dates Announced
“I am available for selection in all formats and if it happens, I am more than looking forward to it,” said Shami.
With the IPL mega auctions set to take place in the month of February, Shami will go under the hammer after being released by Punjab Kings. The 31-year-old said that he is ready to play for any franchise and it is difficult to predict anything, given the nature of the auctions.
“I will be in the auctions and ready to play for any franchise that picks me. So, looking forward to it but can’t pick a team or predict anything. Anything can happen in the auction and I am ready to play for any franchise,” added the India fast bowler.