India pacer Mohammed Shami has requested the BCCI to investigate the match-fixing allegations labelled against him by his wife, Hasin Jahan. The speedster maintained that he would never do anything wrong to defame his country’s name.
“I want only one support from the BCCI. They should have a proper inquiry into the matter, thoroughly check all the details,” Shami said in an exclusive interview with NDTV.
“Taking money from a Pakistani and all this about going to Dubai has been wrongly clubbed together. I have never done anything wrong and neither will I ever do it in the future. This was a plan to tarnish my character and I request that this to be thoroughly investigated,” he elaborated.
Shami also revealed that he has got the backing of his teammates in this difficult phase of his personal life.
“This was a family matter, which was taken to the public. All my teammates know how I am and what I can do. They have supported me in the past and I hope they will continue to support me. I have spoken to a lot of my teammates and some have even supported me publicly,” the paceman said.
“All families have problems. But it’s never happened that it has been blown so out of proportion,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that India’s legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni had come out in support of Shami earlier this week. Dhoni had categorically said that Shami can’t cheat his wife and country.
“As much as I know, Shami is a great human being and he can’t cheat his wife and country. It is Shami’s personal life and we should not comment on it,” Dhoni had told Jansatta.com.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has put Shami's contract on hold after the news of infidelity claim emerged out against him on March 6. The BCCI announced the Annual Player Contracts for its men and women cricketers on March 7.
“As far as the BCCI contract goes, it’s up to them when they will give me one. I know I have not done anything wrong and I’m 100 per cent sure that I will come out clean from all this,” Shami concluded.