Kolkata, March 12: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come out in support of cricketer Mohammed Shami, who is facing charges of domestic violence after his wife lodged a complaint against him. Hasin Jahan, Shami's wife has also alleged that the Bengal pacer was involved in match-fixing.
MS Dhoni, under whom Shami made his debut, said that the 27-year-old pacer is a great human being and he's not someone who will cheat his wife and country. The former India skipper, however, said that no one should comment on Shami's personal life.
Dhoni was quoted by Jansatta, as saying, "As much I know Shami is a great human being and he can't cheat his wife and country, it is Shami's personal life and we should not comment on it."
Also, Shami's father-in-law Mohammed Hassan also came to his son-in-law's support. Talking to a private news channel Hassan said the cricketer is a great personality and that he also learnt about the feud between his daughter and Shami through media.
"We don't know much about this spat and Shami is a great personality. He speaks less and we don't have doubt about it the only god knows whatever happening. Hasin is very focused and whatever she needed from childhood she got it," said Mohammed Hassan.
Shami's wife Hasin Jahan on Sunday (March 11) said she had tried to reason out with the cricketer before lodging a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity against him.
The Kolkata Police on Friday (March 9) booked Shami and four others under various non-bailable and bailable sections after Jahan lodged a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity against the cricketer.
Jahan's comments on Sunday came in response to Shami's appeal to her to "patch-up for the sake of their children and family," while talking to TV channels earlier in the day.
"I request her to get over the past and start life afresh. The past few days had been very bad for everyone. I had to even skip practice," the cricketer said.
Asked about Shami's appeal, Jahan said, "I had been trying to save my family. I had tried to reason out with him for a long time."
The cricketer, in posts on his Facebook page and Twitter handle, earlier claimed that her allegations were false and a conspiracy to defame him.
(With inputs from PTI)