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Cricketer Mohammed Shami's Father Passes Away

IANS | Updated: January 27, 2017, 8:47 PM IST
Cricketer Mohammed Shami's Father Passes Away

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Kanpur: India speedster Mohammed Shami's father Tousif Ali passed away after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

Shami left his rehab team with the India T20 squad which is currently engaged in a three-match T20 series and rushed to join his family in Kanpur.

"Team Shami condoles the death of Mohammed Shami's father Tousif Ali, who passed away after suffering a heart attack. May the family get courage & strength to bear the loss. Rest in Peace, Sir," Shami wrote on his Facebook account.

The speedster is currently recuperating from a knee injury and wasn't selected for either the ODIs or T20s Indian squad versus England.

Shami's father was hospitalised since January 5 after suffering his first heart attack.

First Published: January 27, 2017, 8:47 PM IST

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