Indian paceman Mohammed Shami becomes father

Kolkata, July 18: India pacer Mohammed Shami, who is recovering from an injury, had another reason to celebrate Eid after becoming a proud father for the first time following the birth of his daughter.

The big moment for Shami came yesterday afternoon when his wife Hasin Jahan gave birth to his daughter at 2.40pm at a private hospital.

File photo of Mohammed Shami

"The baby is fine and healthy... Both are doing fine," an elated Shami told PTI.

Shami, who's out of the team for about three months, had a surgery on his left knee and was undergoing rehab at the Bangalore-based NCA.

"The recovery is going perfectly and I will once again go for rehab after a few days," the pacer added.

It is understood that Shami may miss the upcoming Tests in Sri Lanka next month and his return is likely against the home series against South Africa in September-October.


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