Mohammed Shami Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 69 kg
in Pounds- 152 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 33 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Note: In August 2023, Mohammed Shami underwent a hair transplant procedure at Eugenix Hair Sciences in Gurgaon, Haryana.
International DebutTest– 6 November 2013 vs West Indies in Kolkata
ODI– 6 January 2013 vs Pakistan in Delhi
T20– 21 March 2014 vs Pakistan in Dhaka
Coach/MentorBadruddin Siddique
Jersey Number#11 (India)
Domestic/State TeamsKolkata Knight Riders, Bengal, East Zone, Delhi Daredevils, Mohun Bagan
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Nature on fieldCool
Favourite BallYorker
Records/Achievements (main ones)• During Ranji Trophy 2012–13, in a match against Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Shami took 4/36 and 6/71 and scored 15* from 6 balls in the second innings to help his team, Bengal, win the match by 4 wickets.
• In the same season, Shami took 7/79 and 4/72 against Madhya Pradesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore which. Shami even managed a hat-trick in the first innings. His team, however, lost the match by a big margin of 138 runs.
• In his ODI debut against Pakistan, he bowled a record four maiden overs.
• In March 2014, in an Asia Cup match against Afghanistan, Shami became the third fastest Indian to make it to 50 ODI wickets.
• Shami has two International 5-wicket hauls to his name: 5-47 coming in the 2nd innings of his debut test match against West Indies; 5–112 coming against Australia in 2015.
• The fastest Indian to take 100 ODI wickets (in 56th ODI).
• On 22 June 2019, in a match against Afghanistan, he became the second Indian (after Chetan Sharma’s feat against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup) and 10th player in the history of 50-over World Cup to take a hat-trick.
• On 12 July 2022, he became the fastest Indian to take 150 ODI wickets; he achieved the feat during the first ODI of the three-match series against England at the Kennington Oval. [1]
• In a match against New Zealand at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 15 November 2023, Mohammed Shami became the first Indian bowler to reach 50 wickets milestone in the ODI World Cup, joining the elite group that includes Glenn McGrathMuttiah MuralitharanMitchell StarcLasith MalingaWasim Akram, and Trent Boult. He achieved the fastest 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup, accomplishing the feat in just 17 innings, breaking Mitchell Starc’s previous record of 19 innings. Shami held the record for the best bowling figures in World Cup knockout matches, surpassing a 48-year-old record set by Australia’s Gary Gilmour in 1975. He, moreover, surpassed Stuart Binny’s record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs. Shami recorded the most five-wicket hauls in World Cup history, surpassing Australia’s Starc. In addition to this, he set a new record for the most five-wicket hauls in a single World Cup edition, achieving three fifers in the tournament. He further recorded for the most wickets (23) by an Indian in a single edition of the ODI World Cup, surpassing Zaheer Khan‘s 2011 tally; Zaheer Khan recorded 21 wickets in a world cup. Mohammed Shami set the record for the best bowling figures in ODIs against New Zealand, breaking Shoaib Akhtar‘s record. He recorded the fifth-best bowling figures in World Cup history and became the fifth bowler to pick up a seven-wicket haul in a World Cup match, joining Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel, Tim Southee, and Winston Davis.
Career Turning PointShami’s impressive bowling figures in domestic cricket helped him to a spot in the national side.
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 March 1990
Age (as of 2023)33 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signPisces
HometownAmroha, Uttar Pradesh, India
FamilyFather– Late Tousif Ahmed (Farmer and also owned a spare part shop)
Mother– Not Known

Brother– Mohammad Haseeb and 2 more

Sister– 1 (Name Not Known)
HobbiesWatching movies
Controversies• In January 2016, Shami’s brother, Mohammed Haseeb, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer and pressurizing cops to release a few men arrested on charges of cow slaughter. His father, however, dismissed the allegations and said that his family was being targeted because of their religion and Shami’s fame. Haseeb was later released on bail.

• In March 2018, his wife, Hasin Jahan, accused him of having extra-marital affairs and torturing her, both mentally and physically for more than 2 years. Hasin later filed an FIR against Shami at the Jadavpur Police Station in Kolkata based on which police officials registered a case against him and his family. On 23 January 2023, a Kolkata court ordered him to pay a monthly alimony of Rs 1.30 lakh to his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, Rs. 50 thousand as the personal alimony to Hasin Jahan and the remaining Rs 80,000 as the cost of maintenance of their daughter who is staying with her. On 19 September 2023, Shami appeared in Alipore court and applied for bail, which was later granted by the judge. 
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusSeparated
Affairs/GirlfriendsHasin Jahan (Model)
Wife/SpouseHasin Jahan (m. 2014-present)
Marriage Date6 June 2014
Marriage PlaceMoradabad, Uttar Pradesh
ChildrenDaughter– Aairah Shami (Born July 2015)

Son– None
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Mohammed Shami

  • In his teenage years, Mohammed Shami, a devoted learner, used to reach his training venue one-hour earlier. He would then set up his own nets and practice vigorously for hours.
  • Interestingly, all the three real brothers of Shami aspired to become fast bowlers in their childhood.
  • Shami owes his success to his father Tousif Ali. According to him, his father was the only person who realised his true potential as a bowler and persuaded him to give the sport a try.
  • After having a glimpse of Shami’s potential, his father immediately took him to the local cricket coach named Badruddin Siddique. In an interview, Badruddin narrated, “When I first saw him bowling at the nets as a 15-year-old kid, I knew this boy is not ordinary. So I decided to train him. For one year I prepared him for the UP trials, as we don’t have club cricket over here. He was very co-operative, very regular and very hard working. He never took a day off from training. During the under 19 trials he bowled really well, but due to politics, he missed out on selection. They asked me to bring him next year, but at that moment I didn’t want Shami to miss one year. So I advised his parents to send him to Kolkata.”
  • While in Kolkata, Shami started playing for the Dalhousie Athletic Club, where he was noticed by Debabrata Das, former assistant secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Impressed with Shami’s bowling, he then drafted Shami in his own team named Town Club for a sum of INR 75,000. Das said that at that time in 2005, Shami had no place to stay in Kolkata, so Shami took temporary refuge in his house.
  • At the 2014 IPL auctions, he was selected by Delhi for a huge sum of INR 4.25 crore.
  • Shami is often regarded as a reverse swing specialist. This art is not a result of luck but of years of hard work; he used to take old red balls from the organisers of junior-level tournaments and then shine them on one side. He then practiced with these old red balls, with shine on one side to get the required reverse swing.
  • When Shami debuted for India, he was known as Shami Ahmed, but later it was noted that his original name is Mohammed Shami. In an interview with a newspaper, Shami revealed this by saying, “I don’t know how my name got that tail. I’m Mohammed Shami, not Shami Ahmed.”
  • While playing for Gujarat Titans in the Tatat IPL 2023, Mohammad Shami won the Purple Cap for picking the most number of wickets in the season; he ended the season with 28 wickets in 17 matches at an economy rate of 8.03.
  • In an interview, Shami talked about his battle with depression and shared that he once tried to commit suicide on three occasions. His struggles had escalated to the point where his family feared he might jump from their 24th-floor apartment. To support him, his friends ensured he was never alone. Shami also mentioned a 10-12 day rehab experience, where the repetitive exercises were stressful. He revealed the challenges he faced in his recovery from a 2015 World Cup injury, which took 18 months. 

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