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Nabi embraces local flavour

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Sports Reporter from Chittagong


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.
“There 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,” 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).

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