It Is Difficult Sitting On The Bench And Then Being Chosen For A Game– Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi

The Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) made it back into the playing XI in the last league stage game of IPL 2021 and Nabi feels it’s was a problematic thing for him to warm the bench whole season and getting selected for a match.

Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi 1
Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Notably, Mohammad Nabi was given the opportunity to represent Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 55th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 against Mumbai Indians (MI). And Mumbai won the match by 42 runs but was unable to make it into the playoffs.

Batting first Mumbai Indians batting unit went berserk against the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers and posted 235/9 and they managed to stop SRH at the score of 193.

Moahammad Nabi and Rashid Khan
Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan. Credits: SRH Twitter

36-year-old spinner Mohammad Nabi after making his first appearance in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 said it was difficult for him to get selected after sitting on the bench for a long time. He stated:

As a cricketer, it is difficult sitting on the bench and then being chosen for a game. It was our last match, so the management told me that I am free to play. I tried to bowl economical spells, Mumbai got off to a good start. I got an opportunity, it is tough to play a game after a long time,” 

I Took Five Catches And It Was Good To Take Them – Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the match against Mumbai Indians (MI), Nabi set the record grabbing the most number of catches in a single game in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Notably, he was able to pick as many as five catches.

When the catches come, will take it. Grabbing on to the chances is crucial, I focus on my fielding. I took five catches and it was good to take them,” Nabi said at the post-match press conference.

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