Mohammad Shami (born 3 September 1990) is an Indian international cricketer who plays as a bowler for the Indian national cricket team. He plays domestically for Bengal and in the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Daredevils.
Mohammad Shami is originally from the village of Sahaspur in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. His father Tousif Ali was a farmer who had played cricket in his youth. Hailing from a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, born to a fast-bowler-turned-farmer, Mohammed Shami’s father spotted a spark in only one of his five children (all aspiring fast bowlers) and took him to a renowned coach in Moradabad, the closest city to their village. A bundle of energy, he was known to be a hard worker full of stamina and trained like a workhorse under the watchful eye of Badruddin Siddique.
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Mohammad Shami Biography
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Married (Hasina Jahan)
Date of Birth
3 September 1990
31 years (as of 2021)
Amroha, Uttar Pradesh
University or College
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Morphology of Mohammad Shami
Personal Life of Mohammad Shami
Late Mr. Tousif Ahmed
3 Brothers and 1 sister
Relationships and Affair
Mohammed Shami got married to his model girlfriend, Haseen Jahan on June 6 in 2014. The couple got blessed with a baby girl in July 2015. Mohammed Shami’s daughter’s name is Aaira Shami.
Mohammad Shami’s relationship with his Wife is not in a good stage as she accused him of indulging in domestic violence and the couple has been in the news for personal disputes for a long time. Still, Shami is determined and does his best to keep his performance good in the field.
Career Path of Mohammad Shami
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Statistics Till Date
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Bowling Career Summary
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Records and Achievements
- Hat-Trick in an ICC World Cup Match – During the ICC World Cup 2019, On 22 June during a match against Afghanistan, he became the second Indian (after Chetan Sharma’s feat against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup) and 10th player in the history of 50-over World Cup to take a hat-trick.
- In his ODI debut against Pakistan, he bowled a record four maiden overs.
- In March 2014, in an Asia Cup match against Afghanistan, Shami became the third-fastest Indian to make it to 50 ODI wickets.
- Shami has two International 5-wicket hauls to his name: 5-47 coming in the 2nd innings of his debut test match against West Indies; 5–112 coming against Australia in 2015.
- Shami is the fastest Indian to take 100 ODI wickets (in 56th ODI).
During the beginning of his career, he was being snubbed from the U-19 selections due to alleged politically corrupt selections, Shami was advised to move to Kolkata by his coach. He was taken under the apprenticeship of Debabrata Das to the extent of staying under his roof and just about made it to the U-22 Bengal side. After a specially conducted net session supervised by Sourav Ganguly, Shami was recognized as a special talent and after a tough grind through the ranks, he got his chance to represent Bengal at the Ranji level.
After a commendable set of performances at the domestic level, Shami was selected for the West Indies A tour in 2012, where he was impressed with his pace and lateral movement on relatively flat surfaces with little or no assistance for fast bowlers. From an impressive 10-wicket haul at the grassy Eden track to the unprecedented 11-wicket haul at the rather unhelpful Indore track, Shami was fast proving to be one of the stand-out and versatile performers in the Indian domestic circuit.
Limited Over Cricket
Shami slowly made his way into the national reckoning and was handed an ODI debut in early 2013. Slowly but surely, he started to make significant contributions, and with his ability to reverse/contrast swing the old white ball, he became an indispensable asset to the limited-overs side, becoming the second-fastest Indian to 50 ODI wickets in the process. He proved his worth in gold in the 2015 World Cup taking 17 wickets and ending up as one of the highest wicket-takers in the tournament. It was later revealed that he had played the World Cup through a knee injury. Looking a tad deeper into the performance, he was India’s most economical bowler in the tournament.
With the red cherry, Shami made his debut in the home series against the West Indies, more popularly known as Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series. He was immediately impressed with his ability to bowl the seam-up delivery and to move the ball off the seam as well as reverse-swing the SG ball in India and as a result, he took 9 wickets on debut against the West Indies. He had moderate away tours in New Zealand and South Africa and struggled on the tour to England, where he was expected to do well with his ability to jag the ball off the deck. However, in conditions less favorable for bowling in Australia, he picked up 15 wickets in 3 Tests before falling prey to injury again.
With his limited-yet-useful ability to move the new ball off the deck and reverse the old ball in the air, Shami has proved to be a master of ball maintenance and performance in unhelpful conditions. However, his maddening knack of being inconsistent in stints and his eternal tryst with injury have made it exasperating for the selectors to trust him, especially on longer tours.
With age on his side, he has the ability to further develop his game and prove himself to be a consistent performer in all conditions. He has shown decent control on the Dukes and the Kookaburra ball in addition to his expertise with the SG and has performed the rather enigmatic task of reversing the Kookaburra in Australia. With a plethora of overseas tours on the horizon, Shami is fitter and stronger and all set to set the stage on fire and propel himself into the league of the greats of fast bowling.
Indian Premier League
Initially part of his home franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. Mohammed Shami got only a handful of opportunities. Post his impressive international debut, Delhi Daredevils bought him for Rs. 4.25 crore in 2014. Shami has been on the expensive side with the ball in the Indian Premier League and injuries haven’t helped his cause either.
With his IPL economy rate above 9, his 5-year association with Delhi ended as the franchise decided to release him. During the 2019 IPL auctions, Shami was roped in by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.40 crore. Having regained his mojo in white-ball cricket, Shami will be a vital cog as KXIP eye their maiden IPL win.
- On 9 March 2018, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against Shami and his family members by his wife, Hasin Jahan, citing domestic violence and adultery. Further, Shami was charged for attempted murder, rape, and adultery which was claimed by his wife, Hasin Jahan.
- On 22 March 2018, the BCCI cleared Shami’s central contract after its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) cleared him of corruption charges.
- On 2 September 2019, the Alipore Court issued an arrest warrant against Mohammed Shami in connection to his domestic violence and physical assault charge levied by his wife Hasin Jahan. He had 15 days as of the issuance of the warrant to surrender. The arrest warrant was stayed by a district court on 10 September 2019 because the court that issued the warrant failed to issue a summons to appear in court after filing the charge sheet, and that an arrest warrant should only be filed after the defendant fails to appear before the court after being issued a summons.
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Facts About Mohammad Shami
- He is known as a Reverse swing specialist.
- He is a right-arm fast bowler, who consistently bowls around the 145 to 150 km/h (90 to 93 mph) mark, and swings and seams ball at that pace which makes him a deceptively potent fast bowler.
- In his teenage years, Mohammed Shami, a devoted learner, used to reach his training venue one-hour earlier. He would then set up his own nets and practice vigorously for hours.
- When Shami debuted for India, he was known as Shami Ahmed, but later it was noted that his real name is Mohammed Shami. In an interview with a newspaper, he revealed this saying “I don’t know, how my name got that tail, I’m Mohammad Shami, not Shami Ahmed”.
- During the IPL of 2014, he was selected by Delhi at a huge amount of 4.5 crores.