Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami has asked for a gunner due to the alleged death threats from his estranged wife Hasin Jahan. As reported by a news channel, the pace bowler has submitted an official request for a gunner to the District Magistrate after returning from the tour of England.
The seamer lives in the village Sahaspur Ali Nagar with his family when he is not busy with cricket tours. According to media reports the pace bowler has claimed that he has received death threats from his wife and he is feeling threatened.
Hence the Indian cricketer wrote an application to the District Magistrate of Amroha Hemant Kumar asking for a gunner for security.
In response the District Magistrate has asked the bowler to complete the formalities regarding the application and has asked his sub-ordinates to look into the matter.
It is reported that Shami also had a personal security guard which was removed after a while.
The Indian cricketer and Hasan Jahan are currently fighting a legal dispute against each other. It all started earlier this year in March when Shami’s wife publicly accused the pace bowler of adultery. She posted screenshots of Shami’s conversations with other women on social media.
Jahan then went on to claim that that the seamer had indulged in match-fixing as well. This lead to BCCI withholding Shami’s annual contract and the cricket board also made a through enquiry about the match-fixing allegations. But the board didn’t find anything against the bowler and he was eventually granted the annual contract.
When Shami was asked about the allegations made by his wife, he had responded in the past by questioning the mental health of Jahan.
However the fast bowler is doing fine on the cricket field and was India’s second highest wicket-taker in the England series.