Mohammed Shami, a prominent figure in Indian cricket, plays a crucial role as a right-arm fast or fast-medium bowler in all formats of the game. He showcases his talent not only on the international stage but also excels for Bengal in domestic cricket and consistently delivers for various teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shami is renowned for his seam bowling and exceptional mastery of swing, particularly reverse swing, making him a formidable force in both directions. His prowess in the “death overs” of limited-overs matches has solidified his reputation as a challenging bowler across formats. Regarded as one of the top fast bowlers of his generation, Mohammed Shami rightfully holds his place among the cricketing legends of India.
In 2014, Mohammed Shami entered matrimony with professional model Haseen Jahan. The couple welcomed a daughter in July 2015. Notably, this marked Jahan’s second marriage, her first being to Sheikh Saifuddin from 2002 to 2010, with whom she has two daughters. However, their marital journey took a tumultuous turn in 2018 when Jahan accused Shami of domestic abuse and adultery, going as far as filing a police complaint in Jadavpur. The allegations extended to claims of Shami’s involvement in match-fixing, all of which the cricketer vehemently denied.
Amidst the legal proceedings, Jahan filed a criminal case against Shami in 2018, accompanied by a financial demand of Rs 10 lakh per month. This sum comprised Rs 7 lakh for her personal expenses and Rs 3 lakh for the maintenance of their daughter, spanning multiple months. Despite the publicized discord, Shami maintained his innocence in response to the allegations.
Mohammed Shami has left an indelible mark in cricket history, making a significant impact as the top-performing Indian bowler in the World Cup. His stellar performance included an exceptional bowling display, concluding with remarkable figures of 7/57. This outstanding feat not only secured his position as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament but also established a new record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs. Shami’s phenomenal tally of 23 wickets in six matches surpassed Stuart Binny’s record of six wickets against Bangladesh in 2014. What makes this achievement even more impressive is Shami’s bowling average, which stood at a captivating 9.13.
According to social media, there was a time when Mohammed Shami was rejected by his wife who called him bald. And now there is a time where only Shami’s name is being taken. Of course, he could not make a place in his wife’s heart, but today he has made a special place in the hearts of the entire Indian.