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I thought of committing suicide thrice: Shami

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, May 3: In a startling revelation, India speedster Mohammed Shami has claimed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago, forcing his family to keep a watch over him at all times.

He said his family members feared he �might jump� from their 24th floor apartment.

Shami, one of India�s leading bowlers in recent years, opened up on his personal and professional life during an Instagram chat with team-mate and limited overs squads� vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

�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,� Shami revealed during the session on Saturday.

Now one of the mainstays of Indian bowling attack across formats, the 29-year-old was struggling to focus on his cricket, then.

�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,� Shami said. � PTI

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I thought of committing suicide thrice: Shami

NEW DELHI, May 3: In a startling revelation, India speedster Mohammed Shami has claimed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago, forcing his family to keep a watch over him at all times.

He said his family members feared he �might jump� from their 24th floor apartment.

Shami, one of India�s leading bowlers in recent years, opened up on his personal and professional life during an Instagram chat with team-mate and limited overs squads� vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

�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,� Shami revealed during the session on Saturday.

Now one of the mainstays of Indian bowling attack across formats, the 29-year-old was struggling to focus on his cricket, then.

�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,� Shami said. � PTI