Mohammed Shami's father passes away due to cardiac arrest

| Updated: Jan 27, 2017 20:34 IST

Amroha [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): Right-arm Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's father breathed his last on Friday morning. As per reports, his father died of cardiac arrest. The 26-year-old pacer did not play the fourth and fifth Tests against England in December last year due to a sore knee. Since then, the right-arm pacer was training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He then was forced to rush to his hometown in early January after getting the news of his father, Tousif Ali, getting hospitalised. The Indian bowler had been posting pictures of him and his father from the hospital. His father was being treated at the Apollo hospital, Gurgaon. However, Ali breathed his last in his hometown, Sahaspur, Alinagar in Amroha. Shami was also present with his family when his father died. Last month, the 28-year-old right-arm pacer came sharp criticism by Muslim fanatics for posting pictures of his wife Hasin Jahan on social media. Several followers had advised the India speedster not to post such un-Islamic pictures of his wife, while some lectured him on what his wife should wear. (ANI)