Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s veteran speedster Mohammed Shami is currently in the form of his life. He has so far taken nine wickets in just two games of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 so far. 

While the pacer picked up a five wicket haul against New Zealand, he took four wickets against England to help the Men in Blue register convincing victories.

Shami is at the top of his game now. However, the speedster had once wanted to end his life due to personal turmoil in his life.

In a chat with Team India skipper Rohit Sharma over the Instagram LIVE three years ago, Shami had revealed that he thought of committing suicide at least thrice during a low phase in his life.

As per Shami, the most painful tome in his cricket career was in 2015 when he had to miss 18 months of cricket since getting injured midway through the World Cup in Australia. Moreover, there were also major personal issues that cropped up in the next couple of years which led to suicidal thoughts.

“When I started playing again, I had to go through some personal issues, I think if my family did not support me I would not have made it, I also thought of committing suicide three times,” Shami had said during the conversation.

Notably, Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan accused him of adultery, domestic violence and match-fixing in March 2018. Subsequently, his life turned upside down as BCCI put his central contract on hold. However, he was back as a centrally contracted player after the investigations found that he was not involved in match fixing.