Kolkata: There seems to be no end to the ugly dispute between team India pacer Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan, as new developments on the issue keep emerging every day.
Jahan, who on Tuesday had sought West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s support, claimed that the Indian pacer is threatening her and telling her that she has ruined his cricket career.
“He messaged me yesterday, saying he wanted to speak with bebo (their daughter Aairah). I have known Shami since 2012 and I have interacted with him on messages, I very well know how he speaks. Shami asked someone else to message me from his number and messaged me, saying he wants to speak with bebo. I told him, had you been concerned, you would not have been involved in such a dirty thing, a crime,” Jahan said during a press conference on Tuesday.
Shami, who has been trying to save the image of his family in this issue, released an audio tape, claiming that he tried to sort out the matter on phone.
Here are excerpts of the alleged phone conversation:
Hasin Jahan: Is there any proof that I called them?
Mohammed Shami: I don’t want to collect evidence, we all have spoken, there are talks going on with the advocate.
Hasin Jahan: There will be recording in contact that I have called you. After all this lie it makes no sense
Mohammed Shami: Whatever it is, its over. What needs to be done with family now?
Hasin Jahan: What needs to be done? Come in front of the world, accept your mistake and apologize. You will then have to give a written commitment that you won't do anything wrong from here on, you will give respect to your wife and fulfill responsibilities of husband.
Mohammed Shami: So you tell me how this thing will end; now after all this how will the family remain together?
Hasin Jahan: What will happen I have earlier also tried to explain it to you, but tell me whatever (evidence) I have shown in front of the world have you done it or not?
Mohammed Shami: Whatever you have done, do you think that was the right . I won’t accept (allegations) all this. You are not thinking about the family.
Hasin Jahan: If you haven’t done anything wrong then why are you thinking about the family?
Mohammed Shami: You come face to face and speak.
Hasin Jahan: Are you worth it (coming face to face and speaking). You are a disgusting person, who think you are worthy enough to be spoken to? I never wanted to take your call but I still picked up the call and you have not changed, you are still the same
Mohammed Shami: I am talking about love and family and you are still stuck with me being disgusting.
Hasin Jahan: Janeman, Do you know what is called love. Women’s confidence is called love. I never cheated on you, but when you were sleeping with 10 (audio silence) women, that means there was no love. Inspite of me being your legal wife you still slept with many women so where is the love dear. If you love me, you would not have done all this
The whole saga started with a Facebook post, where Hasin shared screenshots of Shami's alleged chats with other women. Soon after the news broke out, Shami denied the accusations on social media and said it was all a conspiracy against him.
For Shami, the future hangs in balance after being excluded from BCCI’s contract and his IPL future also looks to be very much in trouble.
(*Deccan Chronicle has not verified the authenticity of the recording)