All You Need to Know About Mohammed Shami: Debut, Teams, IPL Career, and Net Worth

Mohammed Shami is one of the biggest names in cricket players of India due to his fast pace bowling techniques and excellent records. Shami plays for the Indian National team in international cricket whereas he plays for West Bengal in domestic cricket. He was also part of the 2022 Indian Premier League winning squad, Gujarat Titans.

Mohammed Shami Debut

Shami started playing for Indian National Team in 2013. He made his T20 debut on 6 November 2013 taking five wickets against West Indies. Shami made his One Day Internationals debut on 6th January 2013 against Pakistan bowling four maiden overs. He is also the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI Matches.

Mohammed Shami Teams

In domestic cricket, Shami played for West Bengal from 2010 till the present. He has played 60 Test matches scoring 685 runs and taking 216 wickets. And has played 79 ODI games scoring 161 runs and taking 151.

During the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy he suffered an injury on his arm while batting against Pat Cummins, he was ruled out for the rest of the series.

IPL Career

Shami played for Kolkata Knight Riders in his first season of IPL (2013), he was later auctioned by Delhi Daredevils in 2014 and played there till 2018. In the 2019 Indian Premier League, he played for Kings XI Punjab, continuing further till three years.

In 2022 Shami Shami was released by Punjab Kings and was picked by the newly formed IPL team Gujarat Titans for 6.25 crores INR. He helped the team to score their first championship title scoring 20 wickets at an economy of 8.00 runs per over.

Mohammed Shami Records and Honours


  • Most Wickets by an Indian bowler in a debut match (2013)
  • 2nd fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets (2014)
  • Fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets (2019)
  • 2nd Indian to take a hat-trick in World Cup Match (2019)
  • Highest Wicket Takers in ODIs (2019)
  • 4th bowler to take 50 wickets for Punjab Kings (2021)
  • 10th Career-best strike rate in ODI
  • Record for most consecutive 4 wickets in an innings in ODI


  • Part of the 2014 ICC World ODI XI
  • Part of the 2015 ICC World ODI XI
  • Indian Premier League champion for Gujarat Titans (2022)

Mohammed Shami Family

Shami has 4 siblings including two brothers and one sister. The three brothers and their father all played cricket, his brother Md. Kaif made his A-list debut for Bengal in 2021. On 6th June 2014, he married Hasin Jahan and the couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter together named Aaira Shami.

Apart from this Shami has not shown much of his private life on social media but the player had been a part of a family controversy about domestic violence.

Mohammed Shami Controversies

Shami has been a part of various allegations and domestic violence by his wife which he straight away denied claiming they were a conspiracy to distract him from cricket.

In March 2018, his wife Hasin Jahan filed a first resort against Shami stating domestic violence, attempted murder, poisoning, and criminal intimidation. His wife also claimed to be involved in match-fixing which led to an investigation by BCCI. Later he was cleared of the charges and the contract with BCCI was reinstated.

Being the only Muslim player in 2021, Shami was the victim of online abuse due to their defeat against Pakistan in the T20 World cup 2021, but he was supported by his fellow cricketers online including Virat Kohli.

Mohammed Shami’s Net Worth

Being one of the best bowlers in India, Md. Shami’s Net Worth is around 45 Crores INR as of 2022. The main source of his income is International cricket and domestic cricket (for West Bengal). Shami is in the A-Grade category of players among BCCI contracts and he also earns through his Indian Premier League team Gujarat Titans per season.

Shami does not actively participate in endorsement and sponsorship deals but the player has done a few with some famous brands such as Stanford, OctaFX, Blitspools, and Nike.

Social Media Links

Instagram ID: @mdshami.11
Twitter Handle: @MdShami11

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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