Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has quashed the hoax reports of him being dead. Yesterday, posts on social media suggested that Nabi had suffered a heart attack and was no more.
Surprised to read the news online, Nabi himself took to Twitter and clarified that he is fine. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also put pictures on social media where Nabi can be seen playing a match.
“Dear friends, Alhamdulillah I am all good, a news disseminated by some media outlets about my demise is FAKE. Thank you,” he wrote on Twitter.
Alhamdulillah I am all good, a news disseminated by some media outlets about my demise is FAKE. Thank you.
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) October 4, 2019
Nabi, who debuted for Afghanistan in 2009, is one of the most popular faces in international cricket and in the T20 Leagues around the world. The 34-year-old has played 121 ODIs in which he has scored 2699 runs and has 128 wickets.
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He also led the team for long before being succeeded by Asghar Afghan in 2015. Nabi also played all three Test matches for Afghanistan but retired from the longest format after the Bangladesh Test, where Afghanistan stunned the hosts.
In 72 T20Is, Nabi has 1291 runs and 69 wickets.
Nabi made his way into cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) when he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad at his base price of Rs 30 Lakh at IPL 2017 auctions. He was again bought by SRH for Rs 1 Crore in 2018.
In 13 matches so far, he has 135 runs and 11 wickets. In fact, SRH didn’t even lose a single game in the first two seasons when he was a part of the playing XI.
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Nabi will continue his association with the one-time champion in the next season as well.
He will be back in international cricket when Aghanistan take on West Indies in their next international fixture. They will host the visitors in three T20Is, three ODIs and one Test match, respectively. The series will be played in India.
After facing Afghanistan, West Indies will also take on India in a limited-overs series.