‘5 minute mei meri English khatam ho jayegi’ – Mohammad Nabi hilariously trolls himself after Afghanistan thrashes Scotland
This is most difficult job to do, Nabi said during the press conference.
Updated - Oct 27, 2021 12:23 am
Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi hilariously trolled himself after his team’s staggering 130-run victory over Scotland in Sharjah on October 25. While addressing the press following the game, he entered the media room and hysterically termed the task as the most difficult thing to do.
“Sabse mushkil kaam hai bhai yeh [This is most difficult job to do]” Nabi said as he settled down. He followed that with another rib-tickling question, as he asked “Kitne questions hain? [How many questions are there]. 5 minutes mei meri English khatam ho jayegi bhai [My English will be over in 5 minutes].”
Earlier in the day, Nabi broke down while the Afghanistan national anthem played ahead of their league fixture. Notably, Nabi is leading the nation in a major ICC event for the first time as Rashid Khan stepped down earlier this year owing to the team’s selection for the ongoing event.
“As the captain and responsible person for the nation, I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media. I am taking the decision of stepping down from the role of captain of Afghanistan T20 side effective immediately. It’s always my pride playing for Afghanistan.” Rashid had tweeted minutes after ACB named the 18-man squad for the T20 World Cup.
Nabi, meanwhile, led the team to a massive victory as Afghanistan recorded their highest-ever T20I score batting first, on the back of 34-ball 59 from Najibullah Zadran after Hazratullah Zazai (44 off 30) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (46 off 37) provided them a dominant start.
During the chase, Mujeeb ur Rahman, on T20 World Cup debut, broke the back of Scotland, as he bagged 5/20 alongside Rashid Khan, who scalped 4/9 to skittle Scotland out for just 60 in a chase of 191 to fly home with a net run rate boosting win.
“It’s important to win at the start of the tournament. This was our plan, to bat first and post a big total. Both the openers started well, we finished the powerplay on a good note. The running between the wickets was good, we rotated the strike really well and Najib played well to help as post such a big total. The world knows we have some good spinners in the form of Rashid and Mujeeb, they’ve played everywhere in the world. We have a very good team combination,” Nabi said after the win.
Afghanistan will next play Pakistan on October 29 while Scotland will face Namibia on October 27.
— Abdul Wahab (@abdulwahabdr02) October 26, 2021