Mohammad Shami played a major role in India’s 178-run victory over New Zealand in the 2nd Test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Shami takes six wickets in the match, three each in first and second innings. India have not only won the match but also seal the series and picks No.1 spot in Test Ranking.
The crowd celebrated India’s victory in their 250th home Test with fervor, but little did they know that the local boy, Shami, who took the final New Zealand wicket to fall, played the match despite his 14-month old daughter admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for two days.
According to the reports, Shami’s daughter, Aira, who had suffered from high fever and also had trouble while breathing, was admitted to one of the city hospitals and moved to the ICU on Sunday (October 2).
Shami was informed about this to the team mates at the end of day’s play (Day 2). Reportedly, Shami rushed to the hospital after each day’s play to be with his daughter and returned the next day to take the field.
It was also reported that Shami’s daughter Aira was discharged from the hospital on Monday and the news was conveyed to Shami at the end of the Test match.