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Bangladesh: Cricketer Mohammad Shahid’s wife accuses him of physical assault, infidelity

Mohammad Shahid has played five Tests and one T20 International for Bangladesh. Courtesy: DC

Bangladesh: Cricketer Mohammad Shahid’s wife has accused him of torture, assault and threatened to press police charges against the cricketer. Shahid got married to Farzana eight years ago, they have a son and a daughter together.

Dalu Kazi, cousin of Shahid’s wife claimed that the cricketer “regularly tortured” Farzana since the marriage. “Their daughter was born last year, but Shahid did not accept the daughter and started to torture my sister with more regularity,” bdnews24 quoted Dalu as saying.

“He threatened to push her off the roof after beating her in his Narayanganj home a week ago. So, Farzana left Shahid’s home and came to her father’s,” Dalu added. Meanwhile, Farzana said that Shahid used to kick her, during her pregnancy.

“Shahid used to kick on me when I was pregnant. He really tortured me a lot,” Farzana told.

“They (Shahid’s family) were very poor when I got married to him. They didn’t even have the ability to buy gold jewellery so they bought me silver’s one. We were a happy couple in our first two years of the marriage,” she said. Furthermore, according to Farzana, the cricketer was allegedly involved with other women. Accusing him of infidelity, she’s said, “and now Shahid makes relation to so many girls.”

Dalu stated that his sister, along with her father had approached Hatimara Police Camp in Munshiganj earlier this week. “We will start a case in a court in Narayanganj, where the incidents took place, after the Eid holidays following their (police’s) advice,” she said.

Shahid has played five Tests and one T20 International for Bangladesh. He played his last international game in 2016. Shahid has denied all the allegations made against him. The Bangladesh pacer said, “she is claiming too much than what actually happened. I think my wife’s brother-in-law conspiring against me to create a bad image of me to the people. Because he is jealous of my success as people call me a ‘big cricketer’.”