Afghan cricketers Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan create IPL records
Afghanistan cricket broke a brand new barrier while Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan became the first from the battle-torn state to be picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) public sale, on Monday.
Both Nabi and Khan players have been offered by means of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 30 lakh and Rs four crore, respectively. Five cricketers from Afghanistan have been included inside the public sale for the primary time.
It was a bit unexpected that pro all-rounder Nabi changed into snapped up at his base price whilst leg-spinner Khan got the gain of a biding warfare between Sunrisers and Mumbai Indians and turned into eventually offered for 8 instances his base charge.
Both players are currently with the national team in Zimbabwe.
"Feeling on pinnacle of the world, being decided on for Team @SunRisers @IPL auction. Tnx on your love & support," Nabi tweeted shortly once you have the huge news.
"Flooded with hapinness today no longer handiest for myself however as an alternative for our junior rocking participant#Rashidarman being decided on for @SunRisers. @IPL," examine his some other publish.
A batting all-rounder who is additionally effective with his off-spin turned into keenly tracking the auction along Khan and the relaxation of the players.
While Khan does not have enjoy of playing T20 leagues, Nabi has performed in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Sylhet Royals in Bangladesh.
18-12 months-antique Khan, regarded for his googly, has 62 international wickets to his name, 31 every in ODIs and T20 Internationals.
Nabi is one of the senior most Afghanistan cricketers, having represented the u . S . In 72 ODIs and fifty two T20 Internationals.
Afghanistan's access into the cash-rich IPL is a reflection in their sluggish increase in international cricket. The team certified for the World T20 within the remaining 4 variants and made its 50-over World Cup debut in Australia two years ago.