India’s current top pacer Mohammad Shami has revealed about the darkest phase in his life when he three times thought of comitting suicide. It was a time when wife Hasin Jahan had accused Shami of domestic violence.
Mohammad Shami opened up on his personal and professional life during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma.
“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,” Shami revealed during the session on Saturday.
Now one of the mainstays of Indian bowling attack across formats, the 29-year-old was struggling to focus on his cricket, then.
“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.
In March 2018, Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence and lodged a complaint with the police.
Shami said his family stood like a rock with him and the support helped him get back on his feet.
“Then my family explained that every problem has a solution no matter how big the problem. My brother supported me a lot.”