New Delhi: Indian pace bowler Mohammad Shami’s name was absent from the list of 26 centrally contracted players by the BCCI for the 2017-2018 season after his wife alleged that he had relationships with other women. Also, MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin were not included in the top-paid bracket Grade A+ contract. Instead they were handed a Grade A contract.
The 27-year-old Shami is one of the most crucial members of India’s Test setup and was slated to be handed a Grade B contract before such allegations surfaced on the internet.
Shami’s wife, Hasin Jahan took to Facebook to reveal screenshots of the chats between the bowler and other women on WhatsApp and Messenger. She alleged that her husband had extra-marital affairs with many women and that his mother and brother has even tortured her in the past.
“Whatever I have posted is just the tip of the iceberg. Shami’s acts are far more heinous. He has relationships with multiple women,” she said, as quoted by ABP News.
She added, “Everyone in their family used to torture me. His mother and brother used to abuse me. The tortures continued till 2-3 am in the morning. They even wanted to kill me.”
Jahan, who got married to Shami back in 2014 also alleged that the bowler had physically assaulted her after returning from the tour of South Africa.
“Shami abused me and started beating me even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough. I tried to convince myself for the sake of my family and daughter but he kept on harassing me and when I found those obscene chats with multiple women, all hell broke.
She, however has decided to take up legal action against him.
“I cannot tolerate this anymore and I have decided to take legal actions with all the available evidence. Instead of accepting his own mistakes, he used to vent his anger on me and even threaten me, asking to keep mum for my own goodwill,” Jahan said.
“I’ve done everything he wanted me to do. He has tortured me and hasn’t treated me like his wife. He’s a big flirt. I’m not going to divorce him till my last breath. I’ve all the evidences and will soon drag him to the court,” she said to ANI in Kolkata.
Shami, who is Dharamsala for the Deodhar Trophy retorted back to these allegations of adultery saying that all these were false and it was a conspiracy theory to defame him and cause distractions in his game.
He tweeted,”Hi. I’m Mohammad Shami.
Ye jitna bhi news hamara personal life ke bare may chal raha hai, ye sab sarasar jhut hai, ye koi bahut bada humare khilap sajish hai or ye mujhe Badnam karne or mera game kharab karne ka kosis ki ja rahi hai. (All the news about my personal life is false. This is a conspiracy against me to defame me and spoil my game.)”