Shahbaz Nadeem finally got a chance to make his Test debut for India at his home ground Ranchi after a long gap of 15 years.
Shahbaz Nadeem finally got a chance to make his Test debut for India at his home ground Ranchi after a long gap of 15 years. Nadeem impressed everyone with his bowling. There is also the name of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who told Nadeem that, ‘Whatever you are doing is doing the best. And whoever does the best will do it.
Nadeem took four wickets in his debut match against South Africa at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) ground. After the match, he was seen talking to Dhoni. Nadeem told IANS that he himself went to talk to Dhoni and ask about his bowling.
After all, what was the conversation between Dhoni and Nadeem?
Nadeem said, ‘I myself talked to Mahi Bhai, how did you like seeing my bowling. He said that he did well, did what he should have done. He said that you have played first-class and that is why experience. You do not need to do anything different. What you are doing is doing the best. If Dhoni also comes from Jharkhand, he has also been the captain of Nadeem in domestic cricket. Nadeem said that he tried to learn as much as he could with Dhoni in domestic cricket.
Nadeem was suddenly included in the team as Kuldeep Yadav in the last Test match of the series in the Indian team. Nadeem, who has been doing consistently good in domestic cricket for the last three-four years, hoped that one day he would get the jersey of the Indian team but in this way, he would not get this gift suddenly.
The left-arm spinner said, ‘I never thought that I would not be able to play. It was always in my heart that I would get a chance because I was doing consistently well in domestic cricket, India-A. I hoped that I would get a chance one day, but it came suddenly. I was not expecting that time. I had just returned from the game that I got a call and wanted to play the match the next day.
It was also a surprise for many people that Nadeem will debut. However, he believed somewhere that he is making his debut this time. He said, ‘When I was called, I thought I might play tomorrow. I was called on very short notice, so I was feeling that I might get a chance, so I was mentally ready that if I get a chance I will give my 100%.