Mohammed Shami during an Instagram live chat with Rohit Sharma revealed it was not easy for him to deal with the pressure of personal issues and he thought of ending his life not once, but thrice.
Mohammed Shami. (AP Photo)
- When I got injured in the 2015 World cup, after that it took me 18 months to fully recover: Shami
- Thought of committing suicide three times during that period due to severe stress: Shami
- Shami made the shocking revelation during Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma
India pacer Mohammed Shami on Saturday revealed that he had thought about committing suicide three times while dealing with severe stress due to personal and professional issues.
Mohammmed Shami made this shocking revelation during an Instagram live session with his India teammate Rohit Sharma. In early 2018, Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence. Shami and his brother were booked for domestic violence under IPC Section 498A.
“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,” Shami told Rohit on Instagram live.
Mohammed Shami credited his family for their unparalleled support during the testing times which helped him recover strongly.
“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. My brother supported me a lot. 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,” Shami said.
Shami also revealed that he almost took 18 months to get back on the field after his injury in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
“When I got injured in the 2015 World cup, after that it took me 18 months to fully recover, that was the most painful moment in my life, it was a very stressful period. 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 added.