Published in 24 February 2021 11:06 am
The 36-year-old versatile Afghan player represents defending champion Karachi Kings.
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Mohammad Nabi, the former captain of Afghanistan, hopes that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) continues to develop every year and has the potential to educate young talent.
The 36-year-old versatile Afghan player represents defending champion Karachi Kings this year after serving with the Quetta Gladiators in the 2016 inaugural edition of his global Twenty20 league career.
His hard-hitting punches and effective off-spins have earned him stint in the leading T20 leagues around the world.
Nabi said that PSL was developing well. “PSL are producing good players and the league is growing every year,” said Nabi. “When you produce good home talent the league will go up and I’m sure it will help.”
The Prophet said he enjoyed his first outing with the Gladiators.
“I play for Quetta [Gladiators] at the inauguration ceremony. There were some good shows and I enjoyed the show. This time it is my second assignment and representing the defending champion is a great honor. “
Reflecting on being part of the Karachi Kings, Nabi, who smashed 14-ball 30 with three six and two fours to help the title defender beat the previous team by seven goals in the opener of this edition, said: “This is a championship team and I hope we can make them. champion again. I’m in Karachi after 12 years. I played for Pakistan Customs for two years in 2008 and 2009, so I have fond memories of that city. “
Nabi recalled meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in November last year when a multi-talented figure visited Kabul. The Afghan cricket team presents Imran Khan a signed bat.
“Meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan was great,” the Prophet recalled. “We had lunch and a photo session with him. We asked him to give us a draw with Pakistan and he has promised a draw. We enjoyed meeting up and discussing some cricket matters with him. “
Nabi expects fireworks and surprises from Afghanistan at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup later this year.
“We are preparing well and our best T20 players are available,” said Nabi. “Several play the T20 league around the world. Rashid [Khan], Mujeeb [ur Rahman] and I all played and we will do well this time. “
Nabi considers cricket to be the number one sport in the country and says that the younger generation is interested in the sport. “Cricket is now our number one sport and in the last 20 years, cricket has grown a lot. The young generation is motivated. Cricket is a game that brings smiles to the faces of people in our country and the younger generations are attracted to the game.
“Our players are doing well at U16, U19 level and all the young players who come to the national team are doing well.
Cricket will grow even further in Afghanistan.