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Mohammed Shami was suffering from depression and also had suicidal thoughts when his family issue had become a big show on media. He has expressed that his family played a major role in coping up with those depressing times.
Currently, depression as a subject has got attention after the young actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide, allegedly, because he was suffering from depression from six months. The versatile actor was found hanging in his Bandra home.
Earlier, Mohammed Shami, in the live conversation with Rohit Sharma, had revealed that he thought of committing suicide three times. In 2018, Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan openly accused him of domestic violence and even said that he is having an extramarital affair. She had also included Shami’s brother in the charges. When the news broke out on media, it became a big show in public. The pacer had to face repercussions of the same. He was immediately dropped from BCCI’s central contract.
However, after the investigation of the whole case, he was given a clean chit. It was a stressful year for Shami, who revealed that he was unable to focus on his cricket career.
My family ensured I was never alone: Shami
In the recent interview with Hindustan Times, Shami said that family was a big support during his tough phase. His family was always around and talked to him to get out of upsetting thoughts.
“In my case, my family pulled me out of that low phase. They took care of me and made me realise that I needed to fight back. There were times I felt suicidal but my family ensured I was never alone. Someone or the other would always be around, talking to me. Spirituality also helps you seek answers. Talking to your close ones or counseling is the best way out,” Mohammed Shami said.
Last year, Mohammed Shami was the leading wicket-taker for India during the World Cup 2019. He even registered the hat-trick against Afghanistan in the mega event, becoming only the second Indian cricketer after Chetan Sharma.