Mohammed Shami is currently out of the India team due to an injury    Getty Images
Mohammed Shami is currently out of the India team due to an injury Getty Images

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami had a family emergency coming his way when his father Tousif Ali was hospitalised on Friday morning, which enforced the player to fly back to his hometown Delhi from Bangalore. The pacer took to Twitter to inform his followers about the incident. Shami has been ruled out of the One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) team against England owing to injury was in a rehabilitation centre in Bangalore when this unfortunate incident took place. Shami has also asked his followers to pray for a quick recovery of his father through his tweet.

It can be expected that the player himself will be giving further updates about his father s condition given the way he himself informed everyone about the unfortunate happening. It was only a few backs that Shami s father was in the news as he had come out to support Shami and his wife after they were attacked on social media. Shami had posted a few photos with his wife in a gown, and he was criticised for her wife s dressing. Muslim clerics and a few fanatics on social media were offended with the UP-born Bengal pacer for posting his wife’s pictures in sleeveless attire, which they said had hurt their religious sentiments.

Shami had received a strong wave of support from a lot of other fans and celebrities over this.