first_imgAfghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi became the second Afghanistan cricketer, after young leg-spinner Rashid Khan, to play in the Indian Premier League as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by five runs in Hyderabad.He made the Hyderabad playing eleven by replacing Ben Cutting against Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad on Monday and had a decen touting where he picked up one wicket for 28 runs from his four overs and scored two off three balls after coming out to bat late in the innings.The veteran all-rounder was bought by the Sunrisers at his base price of Rs 30 lakh, a mere amount compared to what the franchise paid for his fellow compatriot Rashid – a whopping Rs 4 crore. (Also read: IPL 2017: Rashid Khan is superstar in the making, says David Warner)Nabi, who made his limited-overs debut for Afghanistan back in 2009 versus Scotland, has been an ever present figure in the national side. He made his debut in the shortest format of the game a year later against Ireland in Colombo.Before this match, he had played in 121 T20 matches in his career, scoring 1772 runs and picking up 139 wickets. He has a highest of 89, while his best figures are 4/10. (Also read: Rashid Khan a special talent: Muttiah Muralitharan to India Today)The 32-year-old will got his first chance in this year’s IPL to showcase his talent ad did a decent job to match up with his compatriot, who has been stealing all the headlines since the start of the league.Rashid has picked up nine wickets from five matches with his best being 3/19 versus the Gujarat Lions.advertisementThe young leggie has been in sensational form and has been bamboozling batsmen with his variations since his debut. He took 2/42 in this game after Vohra hammered him for 21 runs in his last over.Bhuvneshwar Kumar currently tops the list with 15 wickets after a brilliant 5/19 in the match.last_img