Mohammed Shami paid an emotional tribute to his father Tousif Ali in a post on social media & prayed “that god will give me strength as you (my father) given me always.”
Mohammed Shami’s father died in January 2017 due to heart attack & on Tuesday the cricketer posted a picture with his father on a hospital bed as he remembered his senior. “4th years complete today. I wish I could see you one more time, come walking through the door, but I know that is impossible,” Shami wrote in a post on Instagram.
“I know you can feel my tears and you don’t won’t (want) me to cry, I pray that god will give me strength as you (have) given always and somehow get me through as I struggle with heartache when I lost you“.
“Proud to be your son and miss you so much love you dad!” wrote Shami. The fast bowler was last seen in action for India during the four match test series in Australia. Mohammed Shami suffered a hairline fracture in his right forearm after he was hit while batting in the first test of the tour in Adelaide & missed the last three games of the series“.
Mohammed Shami who has made his International Debut in 2013 in an ODI against Pakistan has played 50 tests, 79 ODIs & 12 T20Is for India. Mohammed Shami has 180 test wickets, 148 ODIs & 12 T20I wickets on his name. Shami was not included in the squad which was named for the first two tests against England in Chennai starting from February 5.