Cricket Mohammad Shami on Monday said that he planned to invite his wife Hasin Jahan to be ‘present’ at his second marriage.
This was after Jahan alleged that Shami was planning to marry the ‘sister-in-law of his elder brother’ five days after Eid. She was reported to have said, “Shami wants to marry the sister-in-law of his elder brother five days after Eid and that’s why he has offered me money and asked for the divorce.”
When asked, the Indian pacer told xtratime.in, “I am in much trouble due to my first marriage. Do you think I am mad that I will marry another girl?… Hasin has brought a lot of allegations about me in last few months and this is an addition to that. That’s good, then I will invite her to be present at my second marriage (laughing).”
Shami was able to play just three matches for the Delhi Daredevils in the just concluded IPL tournament by taking only three wickets. He admitted that his lacklustre performance was due to his inability to focus on the game. He added, “I couldn’t perform well in last few months due to my family problems, but I am confident that things will change in England.”
In March, the BCCI had cleared Shami of match-fixing charges, levelled by Jahan. The Indian cricket board had also awarded him Rs 3 crore worth ‘B’ grade contract, which was withheld in view of stunning allegations of domestic violence and match-fixing by his wife.
Jahan had also alleged that her husband had extra-marital affairs with Karchi-based model, who Shami allegedly met in a Dubai hotel. She had gone on to allege that Shami had accepted money to fix matches.
The Karachi-based model in question, Alishba, had later spoken out about meeting Shami while maintaining that she only had breakfast with the cricketer. The cricketer from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was later booked for domestic violencecharges by the Kolkata Police.
Among other charges, Jahan had also alleged that she was being tortured and assaulted by Shami and his family members. She also 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.
Shami had later taken an extraordinary step to go public with his denial of all the charges made against him. Taking to Twitter, he had said, “Hi 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. (The news about my personal life is false. This a big conspiracy against me and the motive is to defame me. This is a ploy to spoil my performance on the field.”