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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Nabi embraces local flavour

Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi turned the match on its head for Sylhet Royals against the home side in Chittagong yesterday. Photo: STAR

Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi has gotten quite fond of Bangladesh's staple diet -- rice and lentils -- and it might have helped the Sylhet Royals all-rounder sustain the pressure in front of a huge crowd at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday. It was something of a new experience for Nabi, who considered himself lucky to be playing in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and to play a match-winning knock in front of such a big crowd who however mostly supported his opponents, the Chittagong Kings.

“There was a huge noise and there was pressure as the crowd supported our opponents. It was a big challenge for me. It feels good that I played a match in front of a big crowd which was something new for me,” said Nabi, who has so far played 23 ODIs and 13 T20Is for Afghanistan, adding that he fell in love with dal bhaat (rice and lentils).

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To the DS Reporter: Really? You call this a report?

: rch

BPL is talk of the town here at Kabul for Nabi and Zadrans playing. Cricket is very popular here now. Bangladesh must support growth of cricket here. Playing cricket in Kabul will be much safer for any foreign team than playing in Pakistan.

: Khondkar Abdus Saleque

Comments

  • ribar.hachan
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:07 PM GMT+06:00 (83 weeks ago)

    Nabi is a good player.


 

 


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