If there is a tale to be said about Afghanistan Cricket’s growth, it will be incomplete without considering Mohammad Nabi. Mohammed Nabi has smashed many glass ceilings in his career, from the lowest of lows to the euphoria of winning his first Test in the international arena to playing in the 50-over World Cup.
When you’re one of the best cricketers in the world, it’s difficult to go unnoticed. Yet Afghanistan cricket all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has been willing to do just that. Mohammad Nabi’s storey is almost as remarkable as Afghanistan cricket’s rise in the international arena. A versatile middle-order batsman who can adapt to the situation and a deft off-spinner who makes the most of his abilities with the ball, Mohammad Nabi’s storey is almost as remarkable as Afghanistan cricket’s rise in the international arena.
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Mohammad Nabi was born in Afghanistan, but his family fled to Peshawar, Pakistan, as a safe haven from the Afghan war. Nabi began playing cricket when he was ten years old, and like most kids, he began with a lot of tennis ball cricket. He began his training at Arshad Khan’s Peshawar academy and quickly advanced through the ranks.
Nabi’s cricket career has taken him to Pakistan, where he played List-A cricket for Pakistan Customs, and England, where he played first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
In July 2007, he got his first taste of top-flight professional cricket when playing for the MCC against Sri Lanka A in a tour match at Arundel. That was thanks to a century against a visiting MCC side while on a tour of India, which was spotted by Mike Gatting, who immediately recruited him to play for the MCC.
Mohammad Nabi made history when he was one of two Afghan players purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the 2017 IPL Auction. He only played three IPL matches for SRH in 2017, but he was extremely successful with the ball, with an economy average of less than 5.5. SRH re-signed him for IPL 2018 for Rs. 1 crore, and he appeared in five matches, taking three wickets. The right-handed middle-order batsman will use the long lever as well as bowl some deft off-spinners. In 2019, he had the longest run in a season, appearing in eight games and taking four wickets.He’s a valuable cricketer to have, and it’ll be fascinating to see if the franchise hires him. Since the IPL is held in the dusty pitches of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, the 2020 season will accommodate his bowling and batting styles.
In April 2009, he made his international debut against Scotland in an ICC World Cup Qualifier at Benoni, where he scored a fifty and helped his team win. Even before his ODI debut, he was instrumental in ensuring Afghanistan’s entrance. About the fact that Afghanistan did not qualify for that year’s World Cup, he has been a constant in the Afghan cricket team since then. Nabi was part of the squad that secured Afghanistan’s first match in the 2015 World Cup against Scotland. Afghanistan qualified for the 2019 World Cup, and Nabi was already on the squad, despite the fact that they didn’t win a single game.
Nabi made his T20I debut against Ireland on February 1, 2010, and has since been a core member of the Afghanistan cricket team that qualified for the World T20 for four consecutive editions from 2010 to 2016. Afghanistan has already qualified for the T20WC 2020, which has been moved back to 2021. Nabi has 69 wickets at an average of 26.65 in 75 T20Is, while making 1,316 runs with the willow.
In May 2018, Afghanistan played India in their first-ever Test match, and Nabi was a part of the historic match. He declared his retirement from Test cricket to concentrate on white-ball cricket during the one-off Test match against Bangladesh.
Mohammad Nabi was born in the Afghan city of Logar on January 1, 1985. Nabi relocated to Pakistan due to instability in the region. He began his career there, but as his career progressed, he went on to greater opportunities and finally represented his homeland.