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Thought of committing suicide three times in 2018: Mohammed Shami

Thursday, May 7, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami had been through rough times in 2018. His estranged wife Haseen Jahan accused him of domestic violence and adultery in 2018. Shami was booked under IPC Section 498A for domestic violence and is still fighting a case of dowry in court. The pacer opened up regarding the same in an Instagram live chat session with teammate Rohit Sharma.

Speaking about one of the toughest phases of his life, Shami mentioned that he had contemplated committing suicide three times in 2018. "I think if my family had not supported me back then I would have lost my cricket. I thought of committing suicide three times during that period due to severe stress and personal problems. I was not thinking about cricket at all. We were living on the 24th floor. They (family) were scared I might jump from the balcony," he said, and further added that it took him 18 months to get back on field following his injury in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. "My 2-3 friends used to stay with me for 24 hours. My parents asked me to focus on cricket to recover from that phase and not think about anything else. I started training then and sweated it out a lot at an academy in Dehradun. Rehab was stressful as the same exercises are repeated every day. Then family problems started and I also suffered an accident. The accident happened 10-12 days ahead of the IPL and my personal problems were running high in the media."

The 13th edition of the Indian Premiere League was scheduled to begin on March 29 in Mumbai, but was later postponed to April 15 and eventually suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown. Shami has claimed that he felt there will be no time left for the IPL this year with the T20 World Cup on the line.

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