Mohammed Shami: Biography, Age, Achievements and career Statistics 

In this article, we will dig deeper into Mohammed Shami and his life and achievements along with career statistics and personal life information.

Mohammed Shami Ahmed, a right-arm pace bowler born on September three, 1990, represents India in all formats of cricket. In local cricket, Shami plays for Bengal, and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Gujarat Titans. Mohammed Shami, prominently known for his proper-arm rapid bowling, makes use of seam and swing tactics, which include reverse swing, to deftly circulate the ball in both directions. Shami’s remarkable talent is tested by using his bowling prowess to win restrained overs in all formats.

In a One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan in January 2013, Shami made his breakthrough and took the Indian bowling scene to a new dominating outlook by delivering his 4 first-ever overs. Shami confirmed his bowling assault by picking up a total of five wickets in his Test debut in the West Indies in November 2013. Notably, Shami holds the record for taking 100 ODI wickets, the quickest by any other Indian bowler. During the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Shami achieved an outstanding accomplishment by becoming the second Indian bowler to register a hat-trick in a World Cup match. 

Mohammed Shami made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in 2013. Later on, he made his impactful bowling stints with numerous IPL franchises including Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and the Punjab Kings. Shami was picked up by the Gujarat Titans in 2022 at a staggering auction price of INR 6.25 Crores and has been retained by the franchise ever since. The spearheaded bowler, Mohammed Shami has also been recently bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award by the honorable president of India, Droupadi Murmu for his stellar 24 wickets in 7 matches bowling record during the ODI World Cup 2023


Mohammed Shami Biography 

  • Real Name: Mohammed Shami Ahmed
  • Nickname:  Shami  
  • Profession: Indian cricketer 
  • Nationality: Indian 
  • Ethnicity: Indian   
  • Religion: Islam 
  • Hometown: Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Net Worth: USD 6 million (approx.)
  • Batting Style: Right-hand Batsman
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
  • Playing Role: Bowler 

Mohammed Shami’s Physical Status 

  • Height: 1.73 m 
  • Weight: 69 Kg
  • Body Measurements: Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 33 inches, Biceps: 12 inches
  • Build: Athletic
  • Eye color: Dark Brown 
  • Hair color: Black

Mohammed Shami’s Personal Life  

  • Date of Birth: 9 March 1990
  • Place of Birth: Delhi, India
  • School: St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore
  • College: Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University
  • Highest Educational Qualifications: Not Available 
  • Jersey Number: #11 (India)
  • Coach/ Mentor: Badruddin Siddique
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces        
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight 
  • Food Habits: Non-Vegetarian 
  • Hobbies: Watching Movies  

Mohammed Shami Family Life 

  • Mother’s Name: Not Available 
  • Father’s Name: Late Tousif Ahmed
  • Sibling’s Name: Mohammad Haseeb
  • Marital Status: Married 
  • Spouse Name: Hasin Jahan 
  • Children’s Name: Aaira Shami

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Major Achievements of Mohammed Shami 

  1. Shami holds the record for taking 100 ODI wickets in the shortest time in Indian bowling history, proving his dependability in limited-overs cricket.
  2. Shami made history at the 2019 Cricket World Cup by becoming the second Indian bowler to record a hat-trick in a World Cup game, highlighting his crucial exploits on the big stage.
  3. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acknowledged Shami as an A-grade central contract.
  4. Shami established himself as Kings XI Punjab’s (now Punjab Kings’) top wicket-taker during the 2021 season, taking 19 wickets in 14 games, highlighting his dominance in the game.
  5. Shami has been bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award by the president of India, Droupadi Murmu for his record-breaking 27 dismissals in seven matches during the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Mohammed Shami 

  1. Before concentrating on cricket, Shami was a devoted football player in his school years.
  2. Shami pursued his engineering degree before devoting himself to cricket entirely.
  3. Shami is extremely fond of riding bikes and owns a swanky collection of superbikes.
  4. Shami hails from a humble background and therefore had to overcome his financial obstacles to achieve his cricketing ambitions.
  5. Shami enjoys eating Chicken biryani as his cheat meal.