Mohammed Shami helped India win when his daughter was in ICU: India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata
Mohammed Shami played key role in India’s 178-run victory over New Zealand in the 2nd Test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata claiming six wickets in the match, three each in first and second innings. India not only sealed the series but reclaimed the top spot in Test rankings.
The crowd celebrated India’s victory in their 250th home Test with fervor, but little did they know that the local boy, Shami, who took the final New Zealand wicket to fall, played the match despite his 14-month old daughter admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for two days.
According to various media reports, Shami’s daughter, Aira, who had high fever and also had trouble while breathing, was admitted to one of the city hospitals and moved to the ICU on Sunday (October 2).
Shami was informed about this at the end of day’s play (Day 2). Reportedly, Shami rushed to the hospital after each day’s play to be with his daughter and returned the next day to take the field.
It was also reported that Aira was discharged from the hospital on Monday and the news was conveyed to Shami at the end of the Test match.
Shami had married Haseen Jahan at a private ceremony in Moradabad on 6 June, 2014 and the 26-year-old became a proud father of a daughter on July 17, 2015.
Article source: Times of India