Mohammed Shami’s wife’s ex-husband breaks silence

The marital discord between Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan has hit the headlines recently. Hasin’s serious allegations against Indian pacer has resulted in him being excluded from the BCCI annual contract. In the course of news coverage, it has come to light that Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan was married earlier also. And, now his first husband Sheikh Saifuddin has broken his silence about the entire incident.

Speaking to Zee 24 Ghanta, Saifuddin said that he hopes that Shami and Hasin can resolve their difference and get back together. Speaking about his marriage with Hasin, Saifuddin recalled that they got married in 2002. Both of them lived in the same locality in Siuri, Birbhum in West Bengal. They got married despite family’s disapproval. They first met in 2000 and got married in couple of years. Hasin had two daughters in 2003 and 2006. However, problems started after that. According to Saifuddin, Hasin wanted to study more, become self-dependent. But that plan didn’t go down well in an orthodox-middle class family. That lead to marital discord and eventually they got divorced in 2010. Initially court ordered the two kids to stay with Hasin Jahan. Post her marriage with Mohammed Shami, Hasin’s daughters went back to their father, and currently live there in Birbhum.

Hasin’s elder daughter too reacted to the entire controversy. She told Zee 24 Ghanta that they want the feud to be resolved and wish that her mother lives a happily married life. Hasin’s elder daughter also said that she badly misses her mother, and only gets to see her during the holidays. Shami has been charged under various non-bailable and bailable sections of the IPC, including section 498A, which deals with cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives, Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

The fast bowler’s wife Hasin Jahan had claimed that Shami was having extra-marital affairs and alleged that he abused her physically and mentally. Reflecting, Shami said, “Past few days have been quite stressful. I have not eaten properly and the cricket practice has also come to a standstill.” He had earlier refuted all the allegations and said that someone was misleading his wife. I am tired of repeating myself again and again. I want all the allegations against me to be investigated thoroughly,” Shami said. Shami and Jahan tied the knot in 2014.