Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, somewhat interestingly, was seen wearing torn shoes in the first test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval earlier today (December 18, 2020- Friday). His left boot had a hole it in, as can seen in the picture below.
Photo Shami with torn left shoe
Why is Shami wearing torn shoes?
The reason is apparently for the left toe to be free at the point of landing while bowling.
Shami came on as first change in this pink ball test, with Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav being given the new ball.