Mohammed Shami is a 28 year old cricket player for the Indian National Team who hails from the Uttar Pradesh region of the country. His role in the team is that of an bowler who is a right arm batsman and a right arm fast medium bowler. He currently plays for the Kings XI Punjab in the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
Shami is one of the fastest bowlers in the world who can bowl consistently over the 140 kilometres per hour mark. Along with Jasprit Bumrah, he makes one of the most feared pace bowling attacks in international cricket at present. He also has this great ability to bowl reverse swingers and is known as a reverse swing specialist.
In this article, you will learn about Mohammed Shami income, earnings, salary, early life and other information.
Mohammed Shami Early Life
Mohammed Shami was born on 3rd September 1990 in Amroha in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. His father is a farmer and he has a sister and three brothers. Tousif, his father took a 15 year old Shami to Badruddin Siddique, a cricket coach in Moradabad.
After missing out of Uttar Pradesh Under 19 team, Shami was sent to Kolkata where he caught the eye of Bengal selectors while playing club cricket. He was soon selected in the Bengal U22 team.
He started playing for Bengal in the domestic league and made his debut against Assam in 2010. He had a few stints with the India A team and even went on international tours with the India A side. He had a stellar domestic season from 2011 onwards and was selected in the India national team to replace his Bengal teammate Ashok Dinda.
Mohammed Shami made his debut on 6 January 2013 against Pakistan and took a wicket. He has been in and out of the cricket team due to his injury problems and off the field issues for which he was put on temporary suspension by the BCCI. Shami would also go on to the 2015 Cricket World Cup where he would give noteworthy performances although India went out in the semis.
In the Indian Premier League, Shami started in the developmental team of the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011, after which he was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2014. He played for the Daredevils for 5 seasons until he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in 2019.
MOHAMMED SHAMI INCOME 2020: Rs 30 CRORES (APPROX)
Mohammed Shami Income
Mohammed Shami income mostly comes from the Indian Premier League and his national team fees. He was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 for their development squad and was paid Rs. 10 lakhs per season although he rarely played.
Shami was picked up by Delhi Daredevils in 2014 for Rs. 4.2 crores and he played for that salary for four seasons until he was bought by the Daredevils again for Rs. 3 crores in 2018. The very next season, Kings XI Punjab bought him from the auction for Rs. 4.8 crores, his highest salary in his IPL career.
Mohammed Shami earnings also include his salary from the BCCI to play for the National Team. He is part of the list of contracted players by the BCCI and falls under the Grade A category and is paid a retainer fee of Rs. 5 crores every year.
Mohammed Shami income has also been because of the several match fees which he earned playing for the national team. The match fees of these matches are anywhere between Rs. 5 to 8 lakhs at present depending on the format of the match along with different performances bonuses for Man of the Match etc.
Mohammed Shami net worth has been steadily increasing since his selection in the national side.
Mohammed Shami House and Cars
Mohammed Shami has a house in Sahaspur Ali Nagar village in Amroha where his parents stay. He also has a house in Kolkata.
Mohammad Shami cars include a stunning red BMW.
Mohammed Shami is easily one of the best bowlers in the world now and if he can keep himself he can easily become a strength to India’s bowling for the next four to five years along with Bumrah. He’s one of the few bowlers in the world who can and has been playing in all three formats of cricket.
Shami’s rocky life outside the pitch, marred with controversies regarding his wife might be one of the factors that can hamper that ambition.
He’s been selected to represent India at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and is going to be an important player who’s guaranteed to start every match. He was one of the best performers of the last World Cup and India’s World Cup challenge relies a lot on him to perform similarly this time as well.