New Delhi, March 25: Cricketer Mohammad Shami was injured in a road accident while travelling from Dehradun to Delhi on Sunday. Shami sustained minor injuries and got a few stitches on his head. He is currently recuperating in Dehradun. The incident took place when a truck was trying to overtake Shami’s car.
The 27-year-old Shami trained for two days at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy (ACA), run by Bengal batsman and India ‘A’ player Abhimanyu Easwaran’s father in Dehradun to rejuvenate himself mentally and physically.
“Mohammed Shami is safe and sound. He was returning to Delhi from Dehradun after training when there was a minor collision with his car. He was taken to the hospital and got a few stitches on his head. He is perfectly fine and advised rest for a day. He is at a private place after being discharged yesterday only. He will return to Delhi tomorrow if health permits. There is no such injury which can hamper his participation in IPL,” Abhimanyu father Easwaran RP told PTI today.
Shami is at the centre of controversy following a series of accusations made by his wife Hasin Jahan. Earlier on Saturday, Jahan shared a new screenshot of her husband’s alleged chat with an African woman on her facebook account and captioned it as, “Mere patidev ki pasand.”
Shami has been booked under various non-bailable, including attempt to murder, and bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code. Jahan has also alleged that Shami had taken money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai.
However, a few days back, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption Unit gave him a clean chit over the allegations levelled by his wife.