Mohammad Nabi: 1st Afghan Player Of IPL, An Exceptional And Extraordinary All-Rounder

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Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil was born on January 1, 1985. He is the former captain of Afghanistan’s T20 worldwide test series. Nabi is an offensive hitting all-rounder who plays right-handed and bowls off the break. He was a prominent player in Afghanistan’s ascension to international cricket’s top echelon, appearing during their first One Day International in April 2009 but their first Test match in June 2018.

He led the team to its maiden Asian Cup and Cricket World Cup appearances in 2014 and 2015. Mohammad Nabi has also participated in a number of Twenty20 franchise events and became the first Afghan player to be picked in the Indian Premier League player bidding.

He announced his departure from Test cricket in September 2019 to focus on his limited-overs career. Nabi was enrolled by the Afghanistan Cricket Board in August 2020.

Full Name Mohammad Nabi
Date Of Birth 1 January 1985
Age 37 years
Birth Place Logar, Afghanistan
Nickname Nabi
Nationality Afgan
Hometown Logar, Afghanistan
Marital Status Married
Son Rohan Khan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Style Right-Arm off break
Net Worth 1.2 Million
Nabi
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Prompt Life

Mohammad Nabi was born in Afghanistan’s Logar District, but his family emigrated to Pakistan to escape the Soviet–Afghan War. He started performing cricket at the age of 10 in Peshawar, and his family returned to Afghanistan in 2000, where he decided to play with Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar Afghan, and Shapoor Zadran, including those who will then go on to participate for the Afghan national team. In 2003, Nabi took part in his first tournament game, representing Afghanistan against the Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Association. Despite Afghanistan’s terrible performance, Nabi led the squad with 61 runs. Afghanistan did not have its own cricket equipment at the time and also had to depend on Pakistan and India to supply it.

In 2006, Mohammad Nabi represented Afghanistan in a test series in Mumbai, India, against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Veteran English Test captain Mike Gatting recognised him as he garnish for Afghanistan with 116 in a huge win. Nabi was then accepted into England’s MCC Young Cricketers programme. Nabi earned his first-class appearance with the MCC in a test match against Sri Lanka A in 2007, making 43 runs in the first innings for his team. Following that, he represented Pakistan Customs in domestic cricket.

Indian Premier League

Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghan player to be bought in the IPL when he was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 30 lakh in the 2017 auction. He was the third player from Afghanistan to be auctioned in 2017, but the first two were both unsuccessful.

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Rashid Khan, another Afghan teammate, accompanied him to Hyderabad. In the 2017 tournament, Nabi only appeared in three games. Nabi was purchased for 1 crore by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction in January 2018, although he only played two matches. In the bidding for the 2022 Indian Premier League, he was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders in February 2022.

Statistics 

As for his One Day International (ODI) match, he played his first ODI match on April 19, 2009 against Scotland. As for his last match, he played on February 28, 2022 against Bangladesh. Mohammad Nabi received an opportunity to become part of the 127 matches. He made 2817 runs. Nabi maintained his batting average of 27.82. He delivered 5919 balls. In the 5919 balls, he took 130 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 32.54. Highest score while batting is 116 runs. 

As for his T20I series, he played his first match on February 1, 2010 against Ireland. As for his last match, he played on March 5, 2022 against Bangladesh. He received an opportunity to become part of the 86 matches. In total he made 1523 runs. His batting average rate is 23.07. In the 1690 balls delivered by him, he took 73 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 27.95. 

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As for his Test series, he played his first match on June 14, 2018 against India. As for his last match, he played on September 5, 2019 against Bangladesh. Mohammad Nabi received an opportunity to become part of the 3 matches. In total he made 33 runs. His batting average rate is 5.50. In the 546 balls delivered by him, he took 8 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 31.75. 

As for his first class, He received an opportunity to become part of the 35 matches. He made 1284 runs in total. As for his batting average, he maintained it to be 24.22. Mohammad Nabi smashed the highest score while batting 117 runs. He delivered 4,848 balls. In the 4,8478 balls delivered by him, he took 94 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 23.17. 

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