Indian Cricketer Mohammad Shami mulled suicide, family feared jump from 24th floor apartment
NEW DELHI - Indian Cricketer Muhammad Shami has revealed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago. In his recent interview, Muhammad Shami said his family members feared he “might jump” from their 24th floor apartment.
While opening up about his personal life, Muhammad Shami said “I think if my family had not supported me back then I would have lost my cricket.
I thought of committing suicide three times during that period due to severe stress and personal problems,” “I was not thinking about cricket at all. We were living on the 24th floor. They (family) were scared I might jump from the balcony. My brother supported me a lot.
“My 2-3 friends used to stay with me for 24 hours. My parents asked me to focus on cricket to recover from that phase and not think about anything else. I started training then and sweated it out a lot at an academy in Dehradun,” Shami said.
Indian Cricketer link Shami said his family stood like a rock with him and the support helped him get back on his feet. “Then my family explained that every problem has a solution no matter how big the problem. My brother supported me a lot.”
Speaking about another painful period in his life after his injury in the 2015 World Cup, Shami said it took him almost 18 months to get back on the field.
“When I got injured in the 2015 World Cup, after that it took me 18 months to fully recover, that was the most painful moment in my life, it was a very stressful period.”