Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami’s wife has accused him of domestic abuse and extramarital affair by posting screenshots of questionable text messages the 27-year old pacer allegedly exchanged with various women.
Hasin Jahan, who married the fast bowler in 2014, revealed that she found Shami’s phone, gifted to him by his IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, hidden in his car, and she found the objectionable chats on the phone, Indian media reported.
She further claimed that “Shami and his family members were torturing her for a period of more than two years with attempts of trying to kill her”.
According to reports, Jahan is planning to take legal action against Shami and his family.
Hours after the story went viral, Shami posted on Twitter that the allegations are baseless and a conspiracy intended to tarnish his image.
I’m Mohammad Shami.
Ye jitna bhi news hamara personal life ke bare may chal raha hai, ye sab sarasar jhut hai, ye koi bahut bada humare khilap sajish hai or ye mujhe Badnam karne or mera game kharab karne ka kosis ki ja rahi hai.
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 7, 2018
The fast bowler has represented India in 30 Tests, 50 ODIs and 7 T20 internationals.