Bangladesh Test cricketer Mohammad Shahid’s wife Farzana Aktar has accused him of domestic abuse and cheating on her.
Shahid got married to Farzana about eight years ago. Two years into their marriage, friction begun to develop, reports the Deccan Chronicle and Ekattor TV.
According to an interview of Farzana by Ekattor TV, Shahid had kicked her when she was pregnant to induce miscarriage. She accused him of cheating on her with other women after his Test debut in 2015.
In tears, Farzana recanted the violence visited upon her by Shahid, while clinging to her two children.
Sometime before Eid, Shahid reportedly threatened to push Farzana off the roof of their Narayanganj home. Terrified, Farzana took their son and daughter and fled to her parent’s house in Munshiganj. After the incident became known, he took her back after Eid and claimed it was all a misunderstanding and ordinary “domestic dispute.”
The national team pacer denied all allegations made against him.
“Her claims are overblown. She is making it look like it is bigger than it actually is. I blame my brother-in-law for this. He is jealous of my success and trying to use my wife to tarnish my reputation as a “big cricketer.”
Shahid has played five Test matches and one T20 International for Bangladesh. His last international match was in 2016 after which he was injured while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League.