Mohammed Shami, on Friday, cleared the mandatory yo yo Test. The India pacer was one of the three big names to have failed the test in recent times.
He along with Sanju Samson and Ambati Rayudu had failed to clear the endurance test. Consequently, all the three players lost their spots in the respective national teams. While Samson was dropped from the India A squad, Rayudu lost his place in the ODI squad for the upcoming series against England. On the other hand, Shami had lost his place in the Test squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan.
The pacer, however, has now cleared the test and is eligible for selection in the national team once again. And he did not wait long to express his delight, as he took to Instagram to write:
“Flying to Delhi ???YO YO ????♂️??♂️ done “
Shami would be hoping he makes the Test squad for the upcoming series against England.
The star pacer is having a tough time on and off the field for quite some time now. Shami had been distracted due to the feud between him and his estranged wife, Hasin Jahan.
The feud between Shami and Hasin started in March. Shami had found himself in the middle of the storm after his wife levelled sensational allegations against him. Hasin alleged her husband was having extra-marital affairs with several women.
She even claimed the pacer was physically assaulting and threatening her over a period of almost two years.
Hasin had also mentioned Shami’s involvement in match-fixing. As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was compelled to withhold his central contract. But, after a thorough investigation from BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Neeraj Kumar, the committee gave a clean chit to the Bengal-based bowler.
Shami’s performance in the IPL was also poor. Playing for Delhi Daredevils, he could get only four games and managed three wickets while conceding over ten runs per over.