Afghan cricketer Mohammad Nabi turned the match on its head for Sylhet Royals against the home side in Chittagong yesterday. Photo: STAR
Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi has gotten quite fond of Bangladesh's staple diet -- rice and lentils -- and it might have helped the Sylhet Royals all-rounder sustain the pressure in front of a huge crowd at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday. It was something of a new experience for Nabi, who considered himself lucky to be playing in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and to play a match-winning knock in front of such a big crowd who however mostly supported his opponents, the Chittagong Kings.
â€œThere was a huge noise and there was pressure as the crowd supported our opponents. It was a big challenge for me. It feels good that I played a match in front of a big crowd which was something new for me,â€ said Nabi, who has so far played 23 ODIs and 13 T20Is for Afghanistan, adding that he fell in love with dal bhaat (rice and lentils).