Dreams are the most beautiful thing in life. A person can do all the hard work to fulfill what he had dreamt. It’s a journey from watching a dream with eyes closed to living that moment live with eyes open.
Mohammed Shami is the player who has struggled so much in life whether financially or with internal family problems. It’s the journey of a player from farming to playing for the national team and becoming one of the best seam bowlers – Mohammed Shami.
- Full Name: Mohammed Shami Ahmed
- Nickname: Lala
- Date of Birth: 3rd September 1990
- Age: 32 years (as of 2022)
- Birthplace: Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Nationality: Indian
- Height: 1.73m
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast
- Jersey No.: 11
- Favorite Format: Test
- Social Media Profile: mdshami.11
Teams Mohammed Shami Played With
India, Gujrat Titans, Kings XI Punjab, Bengal, India A, ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Board President’s XI, Rest of India, Mohun Bagan, East Zone.
Mohammed Shami Life and Education
Mohammed Shami was born on 3 September 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was one of five brothers in the family. His father was a farmer and also a fast bowler in his time. The family grew up in the Sahasapur village of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He was trained under Badruddin Siddique – a cricket coach in Moradabad.
He trained very hard and asked for the used balls after the match to develop the reverse swing skill. However, due to politics in the team selection, he was not selected for the Uttar Pradesh U-19 team. He decided to change the state to get better opportunities. Shami then moved to Bengal and played for Mohun Bagan. He also got a chance to bowl to the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. Mohammed Shami studied at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University.
Mohammed Shami Debut and Best Innings
Debut: Shami was named in the ODI squad for the series against arch-rivals Pakistan. He made his debut on 6th January 2013 against Pakistan in Delhi. It was a low-scoring thrilling encounter between the 2 sides. India scored 167 runs while batting first and restricted the opposition to 157. Shami was given the new ball and he was amazing with it. He took just 1 wicket of Saeed Ajmal but bowled well. He finished with the figures of 9 overs 23 runs and bowled 4 maiden overs. India won the match by 10 runs and MS Dhoni was given the man of the match.
- Mohammed Shami has won many matches for his team but if we talk about one match then it would be against Afghanistan in the 2019 ICC World Cup. While India defending a low total, Shami took a 5-wicket hall including a hattrick, and became the second bowler to do so.
- Shami made his test debut the same year when he was named to the test series squad against West Indies. Shami made his test debut on 6th November 2013 against West Indies at Eden Gardens Kolkata. He had a dream debut as he finished with 17 overs, 71 runs, and 4 wickets in the first innings, 13.1 overs, 47 runs, and 5 wickets in the second innings. He took 9 wickets and was awarded man of the match.
- Shami made his T20 debut on 21st March 2014 against rival Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Mirpur. He took the wicket of Umar Akmal and finished with the figures of 4 overs 31 runs and 1 wicket.
- Shami’s best test inning would be against England in the 2014 India tour of England where he surprisingly contributed with the bat as he scored his maiden half-century along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Nottingham.
Mohammed Shami Cricket Career and Stats
Mohammed Shami was born on 3 September 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father was a farmer and also a fast bowler in his time. He saw the spark only in Shami among the 5 sons and thus enrolled him in Badruddin Siddique – a cricket coach in Moradabad. However, due to politics in the team selection, he was not selected for the Uttar Pradesh U-19 team. He decided to change the state to get better opportunities. Shami then moved to Bengal and played for Mohun Bagan.
He also got a chance to bowl to the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
Saurav was impressed with his performance and told the selectors about him and thus Shami was picked for the 2010–11 Bengal Ranji Trophy team. He performed well in the Duleep Trophy 2012 final as he took 8 wickets and helped East Zone to win its first Duleep Trophy. He only played because Abu Nechim was injured but it was a blessing in disguise for Shami’s career. In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season Shami picked 11 wickets in a match against Madhya Pradesh which included a seven-wicket haul (7/79) in the first innings which consisted of a hattrick.
Based on his domestic performance Shami was named in the ODI squad for the series against arch-rivals Pakistan. He made his debut on 6th January 2013 against Pakistan in Delhi. He performed well on his debut though he just got 1 wicket. He played a crucial role in the victory against Pakistan. He finished with the figures of 9 overs and 23 runs. Shami made his test debut the same year when he was named to the test series squad against West Indies.
Shami made his test debut on 6th November 2013 against West Indies at Eden Gardens Kolkata. He had a dream debut as he finished with 17 overs, 71 runs, and 4 wickets in the first innings, 13.1 overs, 47 runs, and 5 wickets in the second innings. He took 9 wickets and was awarded man of the match. His seam movement was just unique and the Windies batters had no clue about the seam.
Shami made his T20 debut on 21st March 2014 against rival Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Mirpur.
Shami was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2011 edition of the IPL. However, he only played 1 match in the Champions League T20. After making a debut for India, Shami was acquired by the Delhi Daredevils and he played 12 matches and took 7 wickets. Shami also played for the Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 season and took 19 wickets. Last year Shami was acquired by the Gujarat Titans and he also performed well for the franchise because of which the team won the tournament. In this year’s IPL Shami is in the top 3 leading wicket takers chart.
Mohammed Shami is India’s go-to bowler and a big match winner and as a result, he has played 4 T20 world cups, 3 ICC ODI World Cups, Champions Trophy, World Test Championship, etc. which also includes a World Cup hat trick. He is known as the bowler with the best release and seam movement.
Mohammed Shami Records
- Most consecutive four wickets in an inning – 3 (ODI)
- Most ducks in career – 18 (Test)
- Only 2nd Indian to take World Cup hattrick (ODI)
- Most run in an inning – 51* (Test)
Mohammed Shami Awards and Achievements
- ICC Team of the Year – 2014, 2019.
- Fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets as a pacer.
- Mohammed Shami is only the second bowler to take a World Cup hat trick after Chetan Sharma.
- Joint fastest to reach 50 test wickets as a pacer.
Mohammed Shami Net Worth and Brand Endorsements
Mohammed Shami’s net worth is expected to be around INR 45 crores. This includes all the money from endorsements, IPL salary, BCCI contract, etc. However, this is just a rough figure and it may differ in reality.
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Mohammed Shami Family
- Father: Tousif Ahmed
- Brother: Mohammad Haseeb
- Wife: Hasin Jahan
Mohammed Shami was born on 3 September 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was one of five brothers in the family. His father was a farmer and also a fast bowler in his time. The family grew up in the Sahasapur village of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. Shami has 4 siblings and all of them desired to be fast bowlers. But Shami was the most determined one and thus his father enrolled him in Badruddin Siddique – a cricket coach in Moradabad. There is no information available on Shami’s family apart from this.
Mohammed Shami married his girlfriend Hasin Jahan on 6th June 2014 and also gave birth to Aairah Shami in July 2015. Everything was going well till Hasin Jahan put allegations against his husband that he used to do domestic violence and beat her. However, there isn’t any proof as of now and the case is still in process.
Statements On Mohammed Shami Given by Cricketers
- Brett Lee – “I enjoy watching Mohammed Shami bowl. He has a good seam position, generates good pace and swing, and can also reverse the ball. He is a bowler who can trouble any batsman in the world.”
- Ian Chappell – “Shami has a good attitude towards bowling. He is always looking to take wickets and puts pressure on the batsmen. He is a quality bowler who can be effective on any surface.”
- Virat Kohli – “Shami has been a strike bowler for us. When he gets his rhythm going, he can get you wickets anywhere in the world. He has been outstanding for us.”
FAQs on Mohammed Shami
1. When was Mohammed Shami born?
Mohammed Shami was born on September 3, 1990, in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.
2. What is Mohammed Shami’s career-best ICC Test ranking?
Mohammed Shami’s career-best ICC Test ranking in bowling is 7th
3. What is the name of Mohammed Shami’s wife?
Mohammed Shami’s ex-wife’s name is Hasin Jahan.
4. When did Mohammed Shami make his international debut?
Mohammed Shami made his international debut in ODI cricket on January 6, 2013, against Pakistan in Delhi.
5. From which team does Mohammed Shami play in the IPL?
Currently, Mohammed Shami is playing for the Gujarat Titans and is also having the purple cap.