Mohammed Shami: The Biography
Shami the name which has recently gained more fame but not for his cricketing skills but for his family issue with his wife.
“Behind every successful man, there is always a woman”
but this saying seems to be untrue for our cricketing lad Shami. A lot has been said and heard and whether he is guilty or not that is a whole lot of different story. Here let us look at how this cricketing star came from and humble background to scare the shit out of batsman.
A legend is born
Mohammed Shami born in 1990 on March 9 is a right-handed medium pacer from the Indian cricket team. Shami is originally from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. His father Tousif Ali was a farmer who also like any other cricketing fan in India dreamt of playing cricket for India. Shami has three brothers and a sister. Shami had something special and what his father couldn’t achieve could have completed by his younger son Shami so he took him to professional training.
Shami’s coach was really happy to have a pupil so hard working as Shami but due to politics, he was not selected in the under 19 trials in UP but his coach didn’t want Shami to miss a year and sent him to Kolkata in 2005. Shami started playing for the Dalhousie Athletic team. They say a good talent never stays hidden for long and so Debabrata Das a former assistant secretary of the cricket association of Bengal noticed that and recruited him in his team with a contract of Rs.75000 Shami also got selected for the Bengal under-22 team. Das sent him to the Mohun Bagan club one of the top clubs in Bengal in order for Shami to get selected to the Bengal team. Shami also got a chance of bowling for Sourav Ganguly at Eden Gardens net. Shami got selected in the Bengal Ranji squad in 2010.
Time to Shine
Shami’s first ever debut was against Assam in 2010 where he picked 3 wickets. During 2012-13 in a match against Hyderabad on a green at Eden Gardens, he took 4/36 and 6/71, and scored 15* from 6 balls in the second innings to help his side win the match by 4 wickets, along with Wriddhiman Saha. In spite all of this they lost to the Madhya Pradesh team. Shami’s first ever IPL debut was in 2011 where he a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he only played a few matches back then. In 2014 Delhi Daredevils bought Mohammed Shami for 4.25 crore. During 2015 he was retained by the team and at that very season he got a good pace and bowled at 140km/h and the fastest recorded being 147.9km/h. In Jan 2018 he was brought by the Delhi Daredevils at the IPL auction.
His international debut was against Pakistan in the third ODI on 6th Jan 2013 a match that India won. During the Australian tour after sitting on the benches for 3 matches, he was given a chance in the next one where he got 3 wickets. Shami’s achievements include man of the match awards against West Indies in 2014 and 2015.
The collision course
Mohammed Shami got married to Hasin Jahan in 2014 as a model by profession. They also have a daughter named Aairah. A happy married life with his wife and daughter. A successful cricketer, a proud son and father, it was like a dream come true for any man born in India but his happiness couldn’t last. On 9th March an FIR was launched by his wife against him and his family which was for domestic violence and adultery. Further, Shami was charged for attempted murder, rape and adultery which was claimed by his wife, Hasin Jahan. BCCI withheld Shami’s national contracts due to the allegations. His personal and professional life attacked all at once. A really bad situation indeed for someone who was known for his fast bowling and wicket streaks. Will Shami be able to prove himself innocent only the coming time will answer this questions?
whether Shami is guilty or not that whole is a different issue. We shouldn’t be so quick in judging him. Recently, there has been a lot of cases were the accused male has been innocent but the because we people have been so quick to judge that this might ruin their career. I hope fair judgement would be made till then i hope we all will continue to appreciate him for what he has done for our nation.