I thought of committing suicide thrice, reveals Shami

By: News Desk      Published: 10:54 AM, 3 May, 2020
I thought of committing suicide thrice, reveals Shami

Indian fast bowler Muhammad Shami, in a startling revelation, has claimed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago, forcing his family to keep a watch over him at all times.

Shami said his family members feared he “might jump” from their 24th floor apartment.

Shami, one of India’s leading bowlers in recent years, opened up on his personal and professional life during an Instagram chat with teammate and limited-overs squads’ vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

“I think if my family had not supported me back then I would have lost my cricket. I thought of committing suicide three times during that period due to severe stress and personal problems,” Shami revealed during the session.

Now one of the mainstays of Indian bowling attack across formats, the 29-year-old was struggling to focus on his cricket, then.