In an exciting development for sports enthusiasts and fans, Puma, the renowned sports brand, has announced the inclusion of Mohammed Shami, a prominent Indian fast bowler, as its brand ambassador. This strategic partnership adds another star to Puma’s impressive roster of brand ambassadors. This article delves into the details of this collaboration and Shami’s significant role in the world of cricket.
Puma’s Star-Studded Lineup
Puma boasts a star-studded lineup of brand ambassadors who have made a mark in their respective sports. The list includes cricket icon Virat Kohli, sprinting legend Usain Bolt, football sensations Neymar Jr and Sunil Chhetri, boxing champion MC Mary Kom, cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Harleen Deol, and para-shooter Avani Lekhara.
The Puma-Shami Partnership
Under this partnership, Mohammed Shami will serve as the brand ambassador for Puma, endorsing a range of products including footwear, apparel, and accessories. This collaboration is set to unfold through various activities and campaigns over the course of the year, showcasing Shami’s association with the brand.
A Boost for Fast Bowlers
Puma’s dedication to the sports community goes beyond endorsements. In tandem with welcoming Shami, the brand has also introduced new bowling spikes with a specially designed mid-sole catering to the needs of fast bowlers. This addition underlines Puma’s commitment to supporting and enhancing the performance of athletes in the cricketing world.
Shami’s Impressive Cricketing Journey
Mohammed Shami’s cricketing journey is marked by remarkable achievements. He made his debut for Team India against the West Indies in 2013 at the iconic Eden Gardens. In this debut match, he left an indelible mark by taking nine wickets, a feat that remains unmatched by any Indian fast bowler in their debut match.
Consistency and Excellence
Over the years, Shami has proven his mettle as a vital member of India’s pace bowling unit. With a total of 64 Test matches to his name, he has claimed an impressive 229 wickets at an average of 27.7. In the One Day International (ODI) format, he has been equally impressive, capturing 171 wickets in 94 matches. Shami has also showcased his skills in the fast-paced world of T20 cricket, taking 24 wickets in 23 matches, with a best figure of 3 for 15.