Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is one of the most underrated players in T20 cricket. Nabi was in impressive form for St Lucia Zouks in the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 where he scored 156 runs and picked up 12 wickets in 12 matches for his side. Nabi will be soon landing in UAE to link up with his Sunrisers teammates ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Pointing out the reason behind Nabi’s qualities not being recognised as much, Gambhir stated that the spin all-rounder is not talked about much as he comes from Afghanistan.
“According to me, he is the most underrated player in T20 cricket. You talk about Kieron Pollard, AB de Villiers, Rashid Khan or David Warner but if you see his contribution, he is a brilliant fielder, gives you four overs with the ball, bowls in the first 6 overs, bats at No.5 or No.6 and can play the big shots,” said Gambhir on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“We talk about Andre Russell as a quality all-rounder but Mohammad Nabi probably may not be in that category but he is not that far behind. Because he comes from Afghanistan, who do not play that much cricket, so people do not rate him that much,” he added.