Mohammed Shami's mother hospitalised during World Cup final: Report

Her health deteriorated while watching her son play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final against Australia.

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In a shocking turn of events, India's speedster Mohammed Shami's mother, Anum Ara was taken to a local hospital at the Sahashpur village in the Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh. As per the reports, her health deteriorated while watching her son play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final against Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

The Times of India claimed as 'Men in Blue' was locking horns against Australia in the final clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium when Shami's mother suddenly fell ill with nervousness and fever. She was praying with many others in the village for India's victory. As per the latest updates, her condition is now stable after the basic treatment.

Speaking to The Times of India, Shami's cousin said, "She was admitted to the hospital due to fever and nervousness. Now, her condition is normal."

Cheers turned into prayers

Earlier, it was a festive-like atmosphere in the whole country for the final clash between India and Australia. Amroha's local boy Shami played a major role in taking 'Men in Blue' to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final. Giant screens were set up in Shami's village and other parts of Amroha to catch their local boy in action against the arch nemesis Australia. 

As the game proceeded Australians started to dominate the game in the final, changing the whole mood of spectators and supporters. Loud cheers of 'India! India!' turned into prayers for India.

India's disappointing performance in final

The Indian batsmen managed to post 240 runs under relentless pressure from the Australian pace attack. However, Mohammad Shami provided some relief in the second innings as he dismissed David Warner in his very first over. India supporters got their voices back as Jasprit Bumrah struck twice by removing  Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith. But the huge partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne took the game away from India. The desperate attempts from the Indian pace battery failed to provide any breakthrough further. Australia defeated India by 6 wickets to claim their 6th World Cup title.

Mohammed Shami is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, scalping 24 wickets. He also became the first Indian in the history of World Cups to achieve the feat.