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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami pays emotional tribute to late father: Wish I could see you one more time

Written by Abhishek Patil

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has penned an emotional note for his late father on Wednesday. Known for his devastating pace bowling spells across all formats of the gentlemen’s game, Shami has become a vital cog of the Virat Kohli-led Team India side following his noteworthy debut against Pakistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2013.

On Wednesday, the Team India speed merchant paid homage to his late father who passed away in January 2017. Shami’s father Tousif Ali died due to a heart attack. Remembering his late father on his 4th death anniversary, Shami paid a tribute to his father and penned an emotional note on social media. Taking to Instagram, Shami shared a picture with his father on a hospital bed and expressed his desire to see him one more time.

“4th years complete today . I wish I could see you one more time , come walking through the door , but I know that is impossible , I know you can feel my tears and you don’t won’t me to cry , I pray that god will give me strength as you given always and somehow get me through as i struggle with heartache when I lost you proud to be your son and miss you so much love you dad!,” Shami said in his lengthy post on the Facebook-owned platform.

Shami is recovering from a wrist fracture and the fast bowler will miss the Test series opener of the upcoming four-match rubber between India and England. Shami suffered a wrist fracture while facing a short delivery bowled by Pat Cummins in the 1st Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and hosts Australia. In Shami’s absence, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will spearhead India’s bowling attack in the 1st Test match against Joe Root’s England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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