India cricketer Mohammed Shami on Saturday (2) revealed that he contemplated committing suicide at least three times when he was enduring a difficult phase of his life in 2018.
Shami faced allegations of domestic violence and was booked after his wife Hasin Jahan lodged complaint against him.
“During that period, there was also personal crisis in my life. You won’t believe it but I contemplated committing suicide three times during that period,” Shami told his India teammate Rohit Sharma during an Instagram live session.
“My family members were worried that I might end up doing something drastic. I was just not able to think about cricket at that point.” Shami said his family stood like a rock with him, and that support helped him get back on his feet.
“Then my family explained that every problem has a solution, no matter how big the problem. My brother supported me a lot. My 2-3 friends used to stay with me for 24 hours.”
“My parents asked me to focus on cricket to recover from that phase and not think about anything else. I started training then, and sweated it out a lot at an academy in Dehradun,” Shami said.