Former Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi reveals who nicknamed him ‘The President’ and why


Former Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has revealed that he acquired the nickname of ‘The President’ from England legend Kevin Pietersen. Chatting with the host broadcasters of ILT20, Nabi mentioned that the previous English cricketer noticed one thing particular in him, and that’s why the latter began calling him ‘The President’.

Whereas narrating, Nabi recounted the 2016 incident when he and Pietersen had been taking part in in a T20 league, and the Afghani all-rounder chased down 16 runs within the ultimate over. The 42-year-old KP impressed by Nabi’s efficiency hailed him as The President.

The Afghan lad additionally mentioned that quickly after the incident, Pieterson, who was commentating in one other league, began referring to Nabi as ‘The President’, and that’s how he acquired related to the nickname.

“I acquired this identify from Kevin Peterson in 2016, after I was taking part in league video games for the primary time, and he was additionally taking part in with us. It was our final match, and it was essential for us to win as a result of I used to be happening Nationwide Responsibility after that. Within the final over, 16 runs had been required, which I efficiently chased,” mentioned Nabi whereas talking to host bradcasters of ILT20.

“Whereas touring again, Kevin Peterson held the mic and mentioned that I actually performed nicely within the match with them, performed good matches and I’m the way forward for Afghanistan as a result of I’ve put up Afghanistan cricket from Zero to the place it’s. In the long run, you may be the subsequent president of Afghanistan. After that, we went to play in one other league, and he was there as a commentator, and through the match, he saved referring to me because the President, and that’s how I acquired the identify,” he added.

Cricket Australia had lately withdrawn from an ODI collection towards Afghanistan resulting from restrictions by the Afghan Authorities on girls’s training. Whereas many Afghanistan cricketers condemned Cricket Australia for his or her choice, Nabi additionally challenged the Aussies to boycott his workforce within the 2023 ODI World Cup.

“It’s not proper to combine politics with sports activities. The identical regime was there through the World Cup and why did they play us? As a result of they wished two factors. They wished NRR to progress within the World Cup. What is going to they do within the World Cup in India? We are going to see if they may boycott us there? The rationale they’ve given will not be proper,” Nabi twas quoted as saying to Cricbuzz on the ICC Academy floor in Dubai on Friday.



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