India cricketer Mohammed Shami on Thursday lashed out at his wife Hasin Jahan hours after she lodged a police complaint, accusing the fast bowler of having extra-marital affairs and physically torturing her. Shami dismissed the allegations, saying that his wife has "lost her mental balance".
"She has lost her mental stability. She has to prove all the allegations made against me. If I have tortured her then she needs to prove it."
"I don't know what she is up to. She needs to explain what has changed so much in these few days. She is suddenly leveling all these accusations on me. She is accusing of harassment. She is even accusing me of match-fixing. I think she has lost her mental balance or it might be her game plan to sabotage my career," Shami said at a press conference.
Earlier in the day, Shami's wife went to the Kolkata Police Headquarters at Lalbazar to register her complaint.
Shami also referred to the recent India TV interview done on March 3 where the couple looked happy together and said he is bewildered to see the drastic changes in his wife within a few days.
Shami said the entire episode is mentally disturbing and he wants it to be probed.
"The entire episode is disturbing. I don't know what she is up to. She needs to explain what has changed so much in these few days. She is suddenly leveling all these accusations on me. She is accusing of harassment. She is even accusing me of match-fixing. I think she has lost her mental balance or it might be her game plan to sabotage my career," he said.
The cricketer said he will also take appropriate legal action against his wife.
"I will also take legal action against her. Me and my family always wanted to stay with her. I have always loved her. You have seen that how happy we were in the interview. But I feel she is planning something evil."
Shami, who originally hails from Uttar Pradesh, lives in Kolkata and represents Bengal in domestic cricket circuit. Following the allegations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put on hold Shami's annual contract.
Shami said he has full faith in the BCCI that it will take the right decision.
"Whatever the BCCI has done, they must have done it after lot of thinking. But I have full faith in the board that it will take the right decision regarding my career," he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, in an exclusive interview with India TV, Shami's wife Hasin Jahan said she has been subjected to mental trauma and physical torture from the last two years. She also said that her life was in danger.