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Indian cricket team pacer Mohammed Shami’s father dies of heart attack

Mohammed Shami’s father Tousif Ali passed away on January 26. The Indian cricket team pacer’s father had suffered a heart attack.

cricket Updated: Jan 28, 2017 08:12 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Mohammed Shami,Indian national cricket team,India vs England
Mohammed Shami had earlier shared this picture with father Tousif Ali on social media. (Twitter)

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Published: Jan 27, 2017 14:47 IST