Indian pacer Mohammed Shami lost his father Tousif Ali on Thursday. He had suffered a heart attack.
Shami, who was part of the Indian team in the recent Test series against England, is out of the Indian cricket team due to a knee injury. He had earlier tweeted about his father being operated in a Gurgaon hospital on January 10, following a heart attack on January 5.
Fly bangalore to Delhi because family problems.my father hospitalised today early morning because of 💔attack..dua me yad rakhna Allahhafiz pic.twitter.com/draot17Dcc— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) January 5, 2017
Shami, who was with the Indian T20 team during the first T20 against England, had to leave his rehab with the team and rush to Amroha from Kanpur.
Very scared my all family members because of my father heart operation today 9am ..pray for him friends 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/jIt6cQ0fvp— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) January 11, 2017
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Yudhvir Singh said the rest of the Indian team left for Lucknow on Friday from where they boarded the flight for Nagpur, the venue of the second T20 on January 29.
The fast bowler had informed on January 11 of his father’s successful operation but Ali passed away on January 26.
Operation successful☺☺— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) January 11, 2017
thank God pic.twitter.com/Gir57ftTmH
Shami missed the fourth and fifth Tests against England due to a knee injury and was training to be fit for the national team. The 26-year-old Shami has played 22 Tests (76 wickets) and 47 ODIs (87 wickets) but his career has often been marred with injuries.