India’s premier fast bowler Mohammed Shami has found himself embroiled in controversy once again, after being charged for dowry harassment and sexual harassment by the Kolkata Police. The right-arm pacer’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan had filed a complaint in court against Shami, citing domestic violence and pressuring her family for dowry.
The chargesheet of domestic abuse and torture comes as a big blow towards Shami, whose family will now be engaged in battle at the court. This issue potentially jeopardizes plans of the Indian selectors in finalizing the final squad for the World Cup, since Shami was expected to be one of the key pacers.
The ongoing row with his wife began last year, when Hasin accused Shami of engaged in an extra-marital affair, an allegation that the fast bowler has repeatedly denied.