India’s ace pacer and Bengal player Mohammed Shami has turned to being a saviour off the field, having been one of India’s heroes at the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. On Saturday evening, Shami took to social media to share the video of him rescuing a car accident victim in Nainital.
According to the post that Shami, who has been living in Kolkata for the past few years, shared on his Instagram account, a stranger’s car had skidded off a slope somewhere in Nainital, hurtling towards the road before falling right in front of Shami’s car. It is not unlike Shami to come up with selfless acts, and he did the same here, bringing the person out of danger from the car that had crashed into a tree.
In the video, Shami is seen attending to the rescued person and dressing his wounds. The video, which has taken the internet by storm, had the caption – “He’s so lucky god gave him 2nd life. His car fell down from the hill road near Nainital just in front of my car. We took him out very safely.”
Shami, who has been rested for the ongoing T20I series against Australia, created history by becoming the highest wicket-taker for India in 50-over World Cups following a sensational campaign in 2023. Shami became the leading wicket-taker of the latest edition of the tournament with 24 scalps to his name in just seven matches, having not made the starting XI for the first four games. He ended the World Cup with three fifers to his name and this edition’s best figures of seven for 57 in the semi-final against New Zealand.