It has been a fruitful IPL season for Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. They played their roles to perfection for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017 IPL. Rashid Khan emerged as the second highest wicket-taker for Sunrisers Hyderabad with 17 wickets @21.05 in 14 matches. Nabi too proved himself on the few occassions he was given an opportunity including a spell of 1/13 in 4 overs against Mumbai Indians.
These two Afghan cricketers’ success will pave the way for the selection of their teammates and other associate nations players in future IPL events and other high profile T20 tournaments.
Rashid and Nabi will take a whole bunch of pleasant memories to their home in Afghanistan. They played with and against other international cricketers that would have given them a rich exposure and a great learning experience. Here are some pleasant memories in pictures that they surely won’t forget in a hurry.
Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi with their Sunrisers teammate in IPL 2017 | Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Rashid Khan signs autographs during IPL 2017 | Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
The three pillars of Sunrisers – Rashid, Bhuvi and Nabi. Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi with Sunrisers teammate and NZ skipper Kane Williamson. Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi rubs shoulders with spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan. Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi with Rashid Khan after the latter’s match-winning performance against Gujarat Lions. They made Afghanistan proud in IPL 2017. Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi with his Sunrisers teammates Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Jordan, Rashid Khan | Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi with RCB players. Now, Nabi is a household name thanks to his success in the IPL. | Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi with Sunrisers teammates during IPL 2017. Can it get any better than this?
Photo courtesy: Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi signs autographs as Shikhar Dhawan looks on | Mohammad Nabi Facebook page
Shikhar Dhawan goofing around with Mohammad Nabi during a Sunrisers celebrations. | Sunrisers Facebook page
Rashid Khan during the cake celebration post another Sunrisers win | Sunrisers Facebook page
Mohammad Nabi has a hearty laugh as Rashid Khan is smeared with cake | Photo courtesy: Sunrisers Faceboo page