I thought about committing suicide three times: Mohammad Shami
Family problems with the claws of one injury after another. The mind was poisoned towards life. All in all, India pacer Mohammad Shami left the helm and thought of committing suicide three times.
After the 2015 World Cup, such an idea came to the mind of the Indian fast bowler. He played in the biggest tournament of ODIs with a knee injury. He underwent surgery later.
After nine months, he did not return to the team and fell due to a hamstring injury. After that he was out of the national team for another 6 months. He returned to international cricket in July 2016 with a tour of the West Indies.
Fighting with injuries as well as family problems, the right-handed pacer was completely devastated at the time. In a conversation with his teammate Rohit Sharma on Instagram, 29-year-old Shami spoke about that black chapter of his life.
“It took 18 months to fully recover from the 2015 World Cup injury. That was the hardest and most difficult time of my life. There were also some family problems. I thought, if my family doesn’t support me, I can’t turn around. I was so devastated that I even thought about committing suicide three times.”
“I got the support of the family very well. Someone was watching me all day. There was fear among them too, whether I would take any bad action again. I think something bad could have happened without the support of the family. I am grateful to them,” Shami said.
Leaving all those days behind, Shami has become one of the best weapons in India’s bowling attack. He has taken 180 wickets in 49 Tests at an average of 27.36. He took 144 wickets at an average of 25.42 in 77 ODIs. He also took 12 wickets in 11 T20Is.