Mumbai: India fast bowler Mohammed Shami's estranged wife Hasin Jahan has begun a new innings as she entered politics by joining the Congress party here on Tuesday.

The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Congress posted pictures of Hasin joining the party with Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam welcoming her.

"Mumbai Congress President @sanjaynirupam today welcomed Model Hasin Jahan , wife of Cricketer Mohammed Shami to Congress family (sic)," Mumbai Congress tweeted on Tuesday evening.

In March, Hasin, a model by profession, was in news for alleging that her husband Shami had physically and mentally tortured her. She also alleged that Shami had extra-marital affairs, and he was also involved in age fudging and match-fixing.

"Shami abused me and started beating me even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough," she had said.

"I gave him enough time (to rectify mistakes) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he used to vent his anger on me and even threaten me, asking to keep mum for my own goodwill," she added.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after the allegations from Hasin, had withheld Shami's annual contract, but later backed him and handed him a contract.

She also went to court seeking maintenance of Rs 10 lakh per month from Shami. However, she lost the case in Alipore Court.