Sanjay Bangar has lauded Mohammad Nabi for taking part in a memorable knock within the Asia Cup 2023 Group B conflict between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
The Lankan Lions set Hashmatullah Shahidi and Co. a 292-run goal after opting to bat first in Lahore on Tuesday, September 5. Nabi then smoked 65 runs off simply 32 deliveries to offer his facet hopes of qualifying for the Super Four stage by reaching the goal in 37.1 overs however they finally misplaced the sport by two runs.
While reviewing the match on Star Sports, Bangar heaped reward on Nabi for taking part in a belligerent knock and stated:
“In the center overs, it appeared the sport would simply go in Sri Lanka’s favor, however when Mohammad Nabi got here, he confirmed what he can do. He has been taking part in for such a long time. He is their most skilled participant however the way in which he batted, this inning will be remembered for a very long time.”
The former Indian all-rounder identified that the veteran participant’s knock instilled confidence within the Afghanistan dressing room. He acknowledged:
“While taking part in that inning, he gave confidence to the dressing room and he performed pictures like that, whether or not it was towards the quick bowlers or the spinners.”
Nabi walked out to bat when Afghanistan wanted 171 runs off 18.3 overs to qualify for the Super Four stage. He added 80 runs for the fifth wicket with Shahidi (59 off 66) to convey the equation right down to 91 runs off 64 balls by the point he was dismissed.
“It was very troublesome to cease him” – Sanjay Bangar on Mohammad Nabi
Sanjay Bangar was significantly appreciative of Mohammad Nabi’s capability to play huge pictures on the off-side, saying:
“The neatest thing was that he performed a lot of pictures by way of the off-side or straight down the bottom as a result of the ability hitting is usually performed on the on-side. Most of the batters drag these balls to the on-side however he hit a lot of pictures on the off-side, due to which it was very troublesome to cease him.”
The cricketer-turned-commentator added that the previous Afghanistan skipper’s dismissal allowed Sri Lanka to stage a comeback within the recreation. He noticed:
“He had a strike price of 206 towards deliveries extensive outdoors the off-stump and 200 towards deliveries simply outdoors the off-stump. The strike price was respectable towards the straighter traces however when a batter prefers the off-side for vary hitting, it exhibits his capability. Sri Lanka in all probability obtained a chance when his wicket fell.”
Karim Janat (22 off 13), Najibullah Zadran (23 off 15), and Rashid Khan (27* off 16) performed essential cameos after Nabi’s dismissal. However, Rashid’s incapacity to get the strike within the thirty eighth over, when a huge hit was required, value Afghanistan the sport together with a Super Four berth.
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