Who is Mohammed Shami?
Mohammed Shami Ahmed is an International Cricketer from India who was born on 3 September 1990. The Cricketer is a regular member of the Indian Cricket Team. He is among the frontline fast bowlers (right arm) of the Indian Team.
He consistently bowls at a speed of 140/145 km mark. His specialty is to seam and swing the ball at high speed, making him one of the potent fast bowlers of the modern-day Cricket. Another thing in his arsenal is the reverse swing.
Mohammed Shami’s ODI debut came against Pakistan when he went on to bowl a record of 4 back to back maiden overs in January 2013. He made his Test debut against the West Indies in November 2013 and picked a 5-wickets haul. He also emerged as the fastest Indian bowler to have taken 100 wickets on 23 January 2019.
During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England, Mohammed Shami claimed a hat trick against Afghanistan and helped India record its 50th World Cup victory.
Shami also became the 4th Indian Cricketer to claim a famed hat trick in ODI Cricket after Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev.
Mohammed Shami Wiki –
Here is some basic information like Mohammed Shami age, full name, height, date of birth & all the basic stuff. Mohammed Shami age is 30 years, he was born on September 3, 1990. Mohammed Shami height is around 5 feet 8 inches & he weighs around 69 kgs.
|Full name||Mohammed Shami Ahmed|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1990|
|Age||30 Years ( in 2020)|
|Place of Birth||Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Height||5’ 8” Feet|
Mohammed Shami Family –
Mohammed Shami hails originally from Amroha (Village – Sahaspur) in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Mohammed Shami Family consists of his father, mother, 2 brothers & 1 sister. His father’s name was Tousif Ahmed, his mother’s name is Anjum Ara, his sister’s and brother’s names are Sabina Anjum & Mohammad Hasib & Mohammed Asif respectively. His father was a farmer whose name was Tousif Ali. He was also a fast bowler during his young days. Mohd shami also has 3 brothers and a sister. All brothers wanted to become fast bowlers. But in 2005, his father recognized the bowling potential of Mohammed Shami and took him to a Cricket Coach, Bahruddin Siddique in Moradabad – 22 kms from Sahaspur village.
|Father||Late Tousif Ahmed|
|Brother||Mohammad Hasib & Mohammed Asif|
|Marriage Date||6th June 2014|
|Children||Aaira Shami (Daugher)|
Mohammed Shami Wife & Daughter –
Mohammed Shami got married to his model girlfriend, Haseen Jahan on June 6 in 2014. The couple got blessed with a baby girl in July 2015. They named her Aaira Shami. Shami’s married life has been on the rocks after his wife alleged him of Domestic violence in 2018-19. Mohammed Shami Wife name was Haseen Jahan. Mohammed Shami daughter name is Aaira Shami.
Mohammed Shami married Haseen Jahan in 2014. Unfortunately, the couple has been in the news for personal disputes. His wife has accused him of indulging in domestic violence in the last year. Shami later opened on the entire episode and said that his focus was on playing good Cricket. Shami looked determined not to let anything affect him in any way that may deteriorate his performance in the field.
Mohammed Shami Social –
Mohammed Shami has a massive following on social media. He has over 3.5 Million followers on Instagram and Twitter combined.
Mohd shami Social Account Details–
|Mohammed Shami Instagram||2 M||https://www.instagram.com/mdshami.11/|
|Mohammed Shami Twitter||1.5 M||https://twitter.com/MdShami11|
Mohammed Shami Net Worth & Salary –
|BCCI salary||₹5 crores|
|IPL Salary||₹4.8 crores|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Brand Endorsements||BharatPe, Amul|
Mohammed Shami Net Worth is estimated to be around $2 million. He is a Grade A Player in the Indian Cricket team, which means he has an annual salary of ₹5 crores. Also, he plays for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He was retained by KXIP in 2020 with a salary of ₹4.8 crores.
Shami has earned around ₹ 299,000,000 from IPL to date. Here is a detailed breakdown of his IPL earnings –
|2020 (Retain)||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 4,80,00,000|
|2019||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 4,80,00,000|
|2018||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 3,00,00,000|
|2017||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 4,25,00,000|
|2016||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 4,25,00,000|
|2015||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 4,25,00,000|
|2014||Delhi Daredevils||₹ 4,25,00,000|
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 10,00,000|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 10,00,000|
|2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 10,00,000|
|Total||Total amount earned||₹ 29,90,00,000|
Shami’s Cricket Career Overview –
|2010||20||First-class debut for Bengal|
|2013||23||ODI debut against Pakistan|
|2013||23||Test debut against West Indies|
|2014||24||T20I debut against Pakistan|
|2014||24||IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils|
|2015||25||Selected for the 2015 World Cup|
|2019||29||Claimed his 100th ODI wicket|
|2019||29||Took a hat-trick in the 2019 World Cup|
Domestic Cricket Career
Mohammed Shami played his First Class match against Assam in 2010 and claimed 3 wickets. Owing to his continued consistent performance in the Domestic Cricket circuit, he was selected for India A Team to play a Series in West Indies in 2012. Along with Cheteshwar Pujara, he shared a 10th wicket partnership of 73 runs. He did in the unofficial Test Vs West Indies A squad in June 2012. In a game Vs Hyderabad in 2012-13 seasons of the Ranji Trophy, he claimed 4/36 and 6/71 on a Green wicket at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He also scored a 15 Not Out in 6 balls to help his Team defeat Hyderabad by 4 wickets, along with Wriddhiman Saha. Also at Holkar Stadium in Indore, he took 7/79 and 4/72 Vs Madhya Pradesh. Alas, despite performing exceedingly well with the ball, his side lost the game by 138 runs. His first innings of 7/79 also included a Hat Trick that he claimed while finishing off the tail.
Mohammed Shami IPL Career –
During the 2014 season of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Daredevils (DD) signed him, but he could feature only in a few games that season. Despite his Team having a bad season, he was retained for the 2015 Edition. He bowled at around 140 km/h frequently with the fastest ball clicking 150 km/h. Delhi Daredevils once again signed him during the 2018 IPL Auction, which was conducted in December 2018. However, during the 2019 IPL Auction, Kings XI Punjab picked him up. He was the highest wicket taker for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2019, and he was again signed by the franchise in the IPL Auction 2019.
Md Shami’s International Career –
One Day Internationals (ODIs)
Because of his splendid performance in Domestic games, Mohd Shami was picked for the ODI Team of India Vs Pakistan and replaced Ashok Dinda, his Bengal Teammate. His first ODI match was on 6 January 2013. His figure was 1/23 from 9 overs in a low scoring match, which India won by 10 wickets. He was also in the flight to Australia in October 2013. He had to warm the benches for the first 3 games and was included in the playing XI and picked 3 wickets.
During the Tour of New Zealand in 2014, he claimed 11 wickets at 28.72 average. During the match of Asia Cup on 5 March 2014 Vs Afghanistan, he emerged as the second fastest Indian to take 50 ODI wickets and ended the Tourney with 9 wickets.
India has lost the Test Series 3-1 Vs England and went on to win the ODI Series 3-1.Shami took 8 wickets at an average of 24.16. Shami was consistently bowling with pace and discipline, especially in the death overs. It led him being called as the future of the Indian bowling attack by Experts.
In October 2014 Vs West Indies, scalped 10 wickets at an average of 17.40. During the 2nd ODI, he returned with the best bowling figure of 4/36 in 9.3 overs.
He was also in the 15-member Team for the 5 ODI Series against Sri Lanka but had to be replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni owing to a toe injury in November 2014.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Mohammed Shami was picked in the 15-member Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He got the chance to play in the XI. In his quota of 9 overs allotted, he returned with a figure of 4/35 Vs Pakistan in India’s 1st game of the Tournament – helped India win the match. He came with the figure of 2/30 in 8 overs Vs the Proteas. He was also given the Man of the Match award Vs West Indies after he returned with the figure of 8-2-35-3. He also had a nice game against Ireland and got 3 wickets for 41 runs in 9 overs. During the last league matches, and against Zimbabwe, he accounted for another 3 wickets haul for 48 runs in 9 overs that also included 2 maidens. India went on winning all its league stage games. India played against Bangladesh in the quarter finals, in which Shami took 2/37 in 8 overs. The semi final match against Aussies, which India lost and crashed out of the World Cup, Shami did not have a good game. He went for 68 runs in 10 overs without picking a wicket. His total tally in the 2015 World Cup was 17 wickets at a strike rate of 17.29 and 4.81 economy. After the Tournament, he revealed that he bowled with pain in the left knee. He had to undergo surgery. Cricbuzz also named Shami in their ‘Team of the Tournament.’
Owing to his continued spending performance, he was named by the ICC in the World ODI XI.
India in New Zealand 2019
During the India Tour of New Zealand in January 2019, Mohammed Shami took his 100th wicket in the 1st match of the 5-match Series. He achieved the feat by bowling out Martin Guptill. In terms of matches played (56), he is the fastest Indian to acquire the feat. He played in 4 games and picked 9 wickets at 15.33. Shami was also named ‘Man of the Series.’
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Mohammed Shami was selected in the India Team in April 2019 for playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. In India’s match Vs Afghanistan, he claimed a Hat Trick on 22 June 2019. After Chetan Sharma, he became the 2nd Indian bowler to take a Hat Trick in a WC game. He was also the 9th player to have achieved a Cricket WC Hat Trick. Against England on 30 June 2019, Shami took a fifer (5 wicket haul) – his first in ODIs.
International Test Career
In November 2013 against the West Indies, Mohammed Shami made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata – in front of his home crowd. His first Test wicket was that of Kieran Powell and went on to finish with the figure of 17-2-71-4 in the first innings. His 2nd innings figure of 13.1-0-5 was even better. This way, his Test debut was a dream with him claiming 9 wickets for 118 runs. It was the most by an Indian fast bowler in his first match. In the process, he surpassed 7/97 of Munaf Patel made in Mohali 2006. He went on to play next against New Zealand and South Africa and took 10 and 6 wickets respectively. He did not have a great Series in the 2014 England Tour, where he took only 5 wickets in 3 games. However, he was involved in the 10 wicket partnership of 111 runs during the 1st Test with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at Trent Bridge. During the process, he ended up hitting his 1st Test 50 that took India to a huge 457 after struggling at 346/9. During the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2014-15, he was also a part of the 19-member Team in Australia. He had a good Series as he claimed 15 wickets in 3 games at 35.80 average – he went on to pick his 100th Test wicket in 29th Test.
International T20 Career
The debut match of Mohammed Shami in T20 International was Vs Pakistan on 21 March 2014 in the 1st match of the T20 World Cup. Umar Akmal was his first wicket. Shami played only 3 more games in the WC and was dropped from the remaining. He was then picked in England’s Tour of 2014 after the Test Series. He featured in the only match of the Series and conceded 38 runs to pick 3 wickets.
Mohammed Shami Stats –
Now we take a look at Shami’s Cricket Career, his major cricket stats & cricket Milestones achieved by him
|Batting style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Teams for which he played||Kolkata Knight Riders, India A, Bengal, India, Rest of India, Board Presidents XI, East Zone, Indians, Delhi Capitals, Mohun Bagan, World XI, Kings XI Punjab, Asia XI|
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Shami’s Career Statistics –
|Test debut||vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Nov 06, 2013|
|Last Test||vs New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Feb 29, 2020|
|ODI debut||vs Pakistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Jan 06, 2013|
|Last ODI||vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Feb 05, 2020|
|T20 debut||vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mar 21, 2014|
|Last T20||vs New Zealand at Seddon Park, Jan 29, 2020|
|IPL debut||vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Apr 08, 2013|
|Last IPL||vs Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, May 05, 2019|
Mohammed Shami Bowling Career Summary –
Mohammed Shami Records –
Here are some records made by Md Shami –
- Md Shami took 9 wickets in his debut Test match in the year 2013, the most wicket taken by an Indian pacer on his debut match.
- On 23 January 2019, Shami became the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets in Cricket History.
- On 22 June 2019, Mohd Shami became the 2nd Indian to take a hat-trick in a Cricket World Cup match.
Mohammed Shami – 10 interesting facts
1 – Family of fast bowlers
The father of Shami, Tousif Ali, was a bowler during his young days. All 3 brothers of Shami also wanted to become fast bowlers. But it was only Shami that made the cut in the International Cricket.
2 – From Uttar Pradesh to Bengal
He is originally from UP but plays for Bengal in the Domestic Cricket. After Shami’s father took him to Bahruddin Siddique, a Cricket Coach for further assistance, he advised him to send him to Kolkata. He was only 15 and used to bowl with good pace. In Kolkata, he started playing for Dalhousie Athletic Club.
3 – He is a reverse swing specialist
During his early stage of the career, he learnt the art of reverse swing. To become a pro at it, he practiced hard by taking old red balls and shining it on one side. He did that consistently to perfect the reverse swing skills.
4 – Name confusion
When he debuted for India, he was named as Shami Ahmed, but it was known that his original name was Mohammed Shami. Shami revealed it while giving an interview to a newspaper and said that he had no idea how his name got a tail – his name was Mohammed Shami and not Shami Ahmed.
5 – Stunning International debut
He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January 2013 in Delhi. It was difficult for him as India was defending a total of only 167. But he contained the runs beautifully and picked 1 wicket while giving away 23 runs in 9 overs.
6 – 5 wickets haul on Test debut
Later in 2013 itself, he played his first Test game Vs West Indies. He picked 4/71 in the first innings and missed taking a fifer. He made for it in the 2nd innings and picked his first 5 wickets haul on Test debut with the figures of 5/47. His performance helped India to a credible win by an innings and 51 runs. He was the 8th Indian bowler to claim a fifer on his Test debut.
7 – Last wicket hero
He collaborated with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, his pace compatriot in the Team to share a 111 run partnership for the 10th wicket against England in July 2014 in Nottingham. When Shami walked to bat, the Indian total was 346 for 9. He remained unbeaten on 51 and also hit his 1st Test 50, while Bhuvi got out for 58. The duo helped the Team scale a total of 457 from 346/9. Their 111 runs partnership was the 2nd biggest for the 10th wicket by an Indian pair.
8 – ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Mohammed Shami took 17 wickets in 7 games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and became India’s second best bowler. Shami literally lit up the fire in the Indian bowling department by giving his best bowling performance against arch-rivals Pakistan. He took 4 for 35 runs and helped India win the match comfortably by 76 runs.
9 – Mohammed Shami Injury
Being a fast bowler, like any other bowler, you are bound to be prone to injuries, and Shami was not an exception. He injured his knee just before the November 2014 Sri Lanka Series. But he made a comeback and performed well in the 2015 WC. But he played with persisting in the left knee and had to go for a surgery. The injury kept him out of action for 12 months. He made a decent comeback for India against the West Indies in the 2016 Tour.
10 – IPL
Mohammed Shami featured for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2011 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Even though he got to play only a few matches, he was retained for next 2 seasons. He was later bought in 2014 by Delhi Daredevils (DD) at a high price of Rs.4.25 crore. He played for Kings XI Punjab in 2019 and was their best bowler.