Mohammad Nabi, one of the finest cricketers Afghanistan has produced made his debut for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2017 tonight. And to make his debut notable, he took his maiden IPL wicket in just the second over he bowled claiming the crucial wicket of Eoin Morgan. Nabi hailing from a nation where cricket is relatively new has been achieving landmarks and making his nation proud with his stellar performances. Mohammad Nabi’s wiki is full of Earth shattering records and interesting facts.
Nabi was born on 3rd March 1985 in Loger, Afghanistan. He belongs to a fairly well-to-do family which shifted to Peshawar, Pakistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan which started in 1979. He started playing cricket at the tender age of 10. He is a right-handed batsman and an off-break bowler.
Nabi is a key player in the Afghanistan international team and is one of the most senior and experienced cricketers. Nabi has scored one century in international ODIs and nine half-centuries till date. Mohammad Nabi’s profile is pretty strong as he has kept improving himself since he first played internationally.
He was the Captain of the Afghanistan International Cricket Team from 2012 to 2015
Mohammad Nabi captained the Afghanistan team for three years. His first stint at captaincy came way back in 2010 when he led his team in the Asian Games where Afghanistan lost to Bangladesh in the finals. Nabi lost his captaincy in 2015 due to Afghanistan’s poor performance in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
He has played in Various Leagues around the World Including Countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, England & India
Nabi started playing cricket at a very young age. Due to this, he got an opportunity to represent himself in cricket leagues all around the world. Till date, Nabi has played for renowned clubs including Afghan Cheetahs, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sylhet Royals (Bangladesh Premier League)
He Scored the Fastest Fifty by an Afghan Player in a T20 International (21 balls)
During the Afghanistan vs. Ireland T20 Series in March 2017, Mohammad Nabi scored a blistering 89 in just 30 balls. His half-century came off just 21 balls. Afghanistan won the match and had already claimed the series, extending their unbeaten run to 11 wins.
Mohammad Nabi was the First Afghan Player to be selected in the IPL by Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹30 Lakhs
Mohammad Nabi became the first ever Afghan player who was bought in the IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for the base price of ₹30 Lakhs. His teammate Rashid Khan was also bought by the Sunrisers. He played his first match for the Sunrisers on 17th March 2017.
He Took His First IPL Wicket in the Second over of his IPL Career
Nabi played his first IPL match last night and claimed the first wicket of his IPL career when he bowled out Eoin Morgan. We hope to see more of him in the coming matches and showing his excellent form in the IPL too.
He has a Son Named Rohan & a Daughter
Nabi posts regular updates of his son Rohan on Instagram and doesn’t shy away from showing his affection for him. His son is two-three years old and is already giving us some major cuteness goals.
He is a Very Emotional Person and had Tears in his Eyes When he was selected in the IPL
Nabi didn’t hide his emotions when he was selected in the Indian Premier League. During an interview for ESPNcricinfo, he said, “This is the happiest day in my life”. He came to know about his selection during the tour of Zimbabwe. He woke up at 5:30 am and was following the live auction via a web stream. He “couldn’t control his feelings” when he watched the announcement and gushed with joy while having tears in his eyes. It is an honor for him to represent his country on such a huge platform. We hope that he continues to make his country proud in all the formats of the game.
He is a Die-Hard Cricketer and Posts Regular Updates on his Social Profiles
Nabi is very active on social media, mainly on Instagram and Twitter, where he is constantly posting updates on the practice sessions and team get-togethers. He uses his social media influence to tell the people how hardworking cricketers are. Be it a training session or a team outing, Mohammad Nabi doesn’t wait to update his fans about it.
Nabi and Rashid are one of the best cricketers produced by Afghanistan and we wish them best of luck for their future. We are eager to see more of Mohammad Nabi in this IPL!