Shahbaz Nadeem's brother's sacrifice is reason he played for Team India

Updated: 12 August, 2020 13:17 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Shahbaz Nadeem was born on August 12, 1989, in Muzaffarpur in Bihar. Today, he celebrates his 31st birthday.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem has been viewed as a potential top left-arm slow bowler.


  • The budding cricketer has played 117 first-class cricket matches and has an astonishing 443 wickets to his name.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem's best bowling figures in first-class is 7/45. Nadeem's first class cricket bowling average is 28.66.

  • In 2012, Shahbaz Nadeem played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in what would be a promising debut IPL season. He was also nominated for IPL Rising Star of the Year.

  • Over a decade ago, Shahbaz Nadeem's father, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), had apparently told him (Shahbaz) and his elder brother Assad, that only one of them could pursue cricket.

  • Shabaz Nadeem's brother Assad, who was the U-19 captain for the Bihar team, then decided to make a sacrifice and step aside and let Shahbaz pursue his dream.

  • During consecutive years in Ranji Trophy, Shahbaz Nadeem finished with most wickets in the tournament.

  • During the 2019 Indian Premier League, Shahbaz Nadeem was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem made his Test debut on October 19, 2019, against South Africa and finished with figures 4/40 in the match.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem has played 122 T20 matches and has taken 103 wickets with best bowling figures of 3/16

  • In picture: Shahbaz Nadeem listens intently as MS Dhoni shares some veteran tips

  • In picture: Shahbaz Nadeem along with MS Dhoni during a training session

  • In picture: Shahbaz Nadeem clicks a selfie with his Indian teammates.



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About The Gallery

India's spin bowler Shahbaz Nadeem, who made his Test debut in the match against South Africa, became a household name with his performance. On his 31st birthday today, we take a look at some interesting statistics in his cricket journey.

First Published: 22 October, 2019 11:56 IST