BBL 2018-19: Mohammad Nabi heaps praises on Daniel Christian with a sarcastic comment
Renegades registered an improbable five-wicket win against the Strikers with Christian and Nabi registering 94 runs for the fifth wicket.
Published - Dec 24, 2018 12:12 pm | Updated - Dec 24, 2018 12:19 pm
The Melbourne Renegades are off to a flying start in the eighth edition of Big Bash and their fans are already dreaming of a potential title triumph. With Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian starring for the Renegades, they thumped the defending champions Adelaide Strikers in a nerve-wracking contest on Sunday.
Earlier on the day, D’Arcy Short registered yet another fifty with great support coming from Jonathan Wells. With their efforts, the Strikers walked their way to the 174-mark in their 20 overs batting first. Apart from the Afghan all-rounder Nabi, the rest got spanked to all parts of the ground ruthlessly.
At 82/5, it seemed like the Strikers will gift their home fans a win, but Nabi and Daniel Christian had other ideas. The Aussie smashed a 27-ball 49 and Nabi registered a 30-ball 48 to propel the Renegades to a five-wicket win. Both all-rounders remained unbeaten till the end and their partnership accounted for 94 runs.
After the match, Nabi had a sarcastic comment to praise his companion Christian, who was in the hospital Sunday morning owing to some sickness. Nabi said it was Christian in the hospital and an all-together different person who came out to bat. The 35-year-old Aussie seemed a bit rusty on the field and bowled just one over, but eventually was named the player of the match for his efforts.
Here’s what Nabi had to say about his teammate in the post-match interview.
“Dan Christian, he was in hospital this morning”
“I don’t know who that is”
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) December 23, 2018
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) December 23, 2018
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) December 23, 2018
Gharq sho 🤣🤣🤣
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) December 23, 2018
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) December 23, 2018
Intricate fixtures on cards for the Renegades
The next three games will be tricky for Tom Cooper and his troops, who will be facing the on-song Sydney Sixers next up on 29th, followed by two fixtures against Melbourne Stars and a return fixture against defending champions Adelaide Strikers. For now, they will be having a five-day rest to enjoy the Christmas eve.
Although their middle order faltered against the Strikers, Cameron White getting amongst the runs is a big bonus for the team. Sam Harper got some runs in both the games and its just a matter of time before he gets a big one and its imperative they get into form as they cannot rely only on Nabi to get the runs.