03 September 1990
Right Hand Bat
Right Arm Fast Medium
Mohammed Shami, the skillful Indian pacer. He was born on September 3, 1990, in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, Shami is often described as "unplayable" in his day. His right-arm fast bowling has made him a mainstay in the Indian bowling lineup. He made his international debut in January 2013 during an ODI against Pakistan, making an immediate impact by bowling four maiden overs.
In his Test debut later that year against West Indies, he took nine wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings. Shami further etched his name in cricket history in 2019 by becoming the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets and by securing a hat-trick in a World Cup match,
Shami was the only Muslim player in the Indian squad In 2021, faced unwarranted public criticism following India's loss to Pakistan in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, some of which were directed at his religion. Nevertheless, he received strong support from his fellow cricketers in the face of such abuse.
Shami's personal life has also been a subject of public interest. He married Hasin Jahan, a model and cheerleader, in 2014, and the couple welcomed a daughter. However, in 2018, their marriage was marred by allegations of domestic violence and dowry harassment, leading to a legal case. A Kolkata judge ruled in favor of Jahan, ordering Shami to pay monthly alimony of Rs 1.30 lakh.
Mohammed Shami hails from Sahaspur, a village in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He grew up in a family of five children. His father, Tauseef Ali, was not only a farmer but also a former fast bowler during his younger days. At the age of 15, Shami's cricketing talent was recognized, and he was introduced to cricket coach Badruddin Siddique in Moradabad, which was 22 kilometers (14 miles) from his home.
Cricket ran in Shami's family, with his father and three brothers all having a passion for the sport. One of his brothers, Mohammed Kaif, made his List A debut for Bengal in 2021. During the COVID-19 lockdown in India in 2020, Shami and his brother trained together in their home village, Sahaspur. Their family also played a community role by providing food assistance to people in their village during the challenging lockdown period.
Mohammed Shami Career
In his Test career to date, Mohammed Shami has played 64 matches to date in his Test career and he took 229 wickets, with an average of 27.71, conceding nearly 3.31 runs per over with a best individual figure of 6 for 56.
In Mohammed Shami's ODI career, has played 94 matches to date in his ODI career and he took 171 wickets, with an average of 25.50, conceding nearly 5.58 runs per over with a best individual figure of 5 for 51.
Mohammed Shami has played 23 matches to date in his T20 career and he took 24 wickets, with an average of 29.62, conceding nearly 8.94 runs per over with a best individual figure of 3 for 15.