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Like the way, Dhoni handles me as a bowler: Shami

India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami feels a certain degree of comfort playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Indian captain has never been "demanding" and his backing has made the Bengal seamer's transformation from domestic to international cricket pretty smooth.

Shami is India's highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 12 victims in five matches.

Asked about Dhoni's contribution in his two-year international career, Shami said: "I like the way he (Dhoni) handles the team and handles me as a bowler as I have made my debut under him across all formats. I am always free and I have never been tensed when he has captained the side.
"He is not someone, who demands certain things from me. He is someone who has always told me about my mistakes and asked me not to repeat them in the future. He never gets angry. He will tell you things very calmly and handles the situation well which helps a bowler," the normally reticent Shami couldn't stop raving about his captain at the pre-match media conference, here on Friday.

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