The Mohammed Shami, the Indian pacer, is a part of the Indian squad for the ongoing series against New Zealand and the Men in Blue will face off against the Tom Latham-led side in the final contest of the three-match series on Monday. The Indian pacer, on January 23, Monday, was ordered by a court to Kolkata to pay a monthly alimony of INR 1.5 lakh to his ex wife Hasin Jahan.
The money would be distributed between Hasin and their daughter who is now with her. To add more, while a sum of INR 80,000 would be paid to Hasin, the remaining would be spent on the maintenance of their daughter. Shami’s wife, who is a fashion model, was reportedly unhappy with the alimony saying that it would have been had the amount been a bit higher.
For the unversed, it was way back in 2018 when Shami’s ex wife filed a report in the court demanding an alimony of INR 10,00,000 per month, with INR 3 lakh being spent on their daughter. However, Selim Rahman, Shami’s counsel, hit back by saying that it was unjustified as the fashion model was earning adequate income to manage her needs.
I just focus on maintaining the right lines and lengths: Mohammed Shami
Post the conclusion of the second ODI played on Saturday against the Kiwis, which India won on the back of the pacer’s three-for, Shami claimed that he tries to focus on his line and length, which would help his team succeed with the ball. Further, the right-armer claimed that there have been times when he was not in the best of rhythms and still got the wickets.
“Whenever I start, I just focus on maintaining the right lines and lengths. But it does happen sometimes that you bowl well and yet don’t get wickets. On other days you may not be in rhythm, and will still get wickets. That happens. I feel that the more you work with the ball in practice, the more success will come,” Shami was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation.
“I never thought I’d get to have a proper seam position and it gives me joy to see the seam upright as it goes in the air. As a new-ball bowler, it’s important to assess the conditions and pass the message quickly to the other bowlers as well,” he added.