Md. Shami is undoubtedly the new cricketing icon of India. In a very short span of time, he has become the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack. Indian team has performed wonderfully in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Against everyone expectation, the team has bowled out every team it played against. Experts were pointing out the bowling as the weak link in India’s endeavor to 2015 World Cup. The credit for this startling performance must be given to Md. Shami. He is not only among the leading wicket takers, but his bowling ensured continuous pressure on the opposition batting line up. His economical bowling at one end helped bowlers at the other end to get wickets.
Mohammed Shami was born on 9th March, 1990 at Sahaspur village (Moradabad, UP). His father’s name is Tausif Ali who is currently a farmer, and was a fast bowler himself. The understanding of cricket helped Tausif Ali to early recognize the potential of his son and took Shami to Badruddin Siddique in Moradabad. Siddique coached Shami and tried his best to help him inducted into UP under 19 cricket team. However, that couldn't happen. Under no hope, Siddique sent him to Kolkata to Dalhousie Atheletic Club. At this club, Debabrata Das noticed him and gave him necessary support. Das also saw that Shami was quite poor and didn't have a space to stay in Kolkata. He asked him to stay at his residence. When Shami was not selected for Bengal Under 22 team, Das took him to one of selectors and told to saw his bowling capabilities. Shami was immediately selected.
Das then asked Shami to join Mohan Bagan Cricket Club so that he can be selected for the Bengal Ranji Team. At Eden Gardens, Saurav Ganguly noticed his impressive abilities, and indicated his name to the selectors. And, since then, there is no looking back for Md. Shami. He remained down to earth despite becoming the strike bowler of the national team.
Four people are responsible for making Md. Shami what he is today – his father Tausif Ali, his first coach Badruddin Siddique, his god father Debabrata Das and his mentor Saurav Ganguly. There is another one, though.
Wife of Md. Shami
|Md. Shami with wife Hasin Jahan|
Md. Shami married his model girlfriend Hasin Jahan in June, 2014. Shami met Jahan at an IPL function in 2013. They first became friend. It was Shami who first proposed Hasin who instantly accepted the proposal. The family of Shami had only one issue. They wanted Hasin Jahan to quit her modeling career. When Hasin accepted this condition, the Nikkah was planned which happened in Moradabad. Shami credits his recent success to Hasin.