Profession: Cricketer (Bowler)
Brother of Mohammed Shami
Mohammad Haseeb and 2 more
Daughter of Mohammed Shami
Aairah Shami (Born July 2015)
Father of Mohammed Shami
Late Tousif Ahmed (Farmer and also owned a spare part shop)
Wife/Spouse of Mohammed Shami
Hasin Jahan (m. 2014-present)
Affairs/Girlfriends of Mohammed Shami
Hasin Jahan (Model)
Favourite Actor of Mohammed Shami
Favourite Ball of Mohammed Shami
Controversies of Mohammed Shami
In January 2016, Shami's brother, Mohammed Haseeb, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer and pressurizing cops to release a few men arrested on charges of cow slaughter. His father, however, dismissed the allegations and said that his family was being targeted because of their religion and Shami's fame. Haseeb was later released on bail.
In March 2018, his wife Hasin Jahan accused him of having extra-marital affairs and torturing her, both mentally and physically for more than 2 years.
Information about Mohammed Shami
Interestingly, all the three real brothers of Shami aspired to become a fast bowler in their childhood.
Shami is often regarded as a reverse swing specialist. This art is not a result of luck but of years of hardwork; he used to take old red balls from the organisers of junior level tournaments and then shine them on one side. He then practised with these old red balls, with shine on one side to get the required reverse swing.
Does Mohammed Shami drink alcohol: Not Known
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.
At the 2014 IPL auctions, he was selected by Delhi for a huge sum of INR 4.25 crore.
Shami owes his success to his father Tousif Ali. According to him, his father was the only person who realised his true potential as a bowler and persuaded him to give the sport a try.
While in Kolkata, Shami started playing for the Dalhousie Athletic Club, where he was noticed by Debabrata Das, former assistant secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Impressed with Shami's bowling, he then drafted Shami in his own team named Town Club for a sum of INR 75,000. Das said that at that time in 2005, Shami had no place to stay in Kolkata, so Shami took a temporary refuge in his house.
After having a glimpse of Shami's potential, his father immediately took him to the local cricket coach named Badruddin Siddique. In an interview, Badruddin narrated, 'When I first saw him bowling at the nets as a 15-year-old kid, I knew this boy is not ordinary. So I decided to train him. For one year I prepared him for the UP trials, as we don't have club cricket over here. He was very co-operative, very regular and very hard working. He never took a day off from training. During the under 19 trials he bowled really well, but due to politics, he missed out on selection. They asked me to bring him next year, but at that moment I didn't want Shami to miss one year. So I advised his parents to send him to Kolkata.'
Does Mohammed Shami smoke: Not Known