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Shahbaz Nadeem lauded for 15 years of hard work and patience on Test debut

Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is the third player from Jharkhand to play Test cricket for India after MS Dhoni and Varun Aaron.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 19, 2019 4:38:48 pm
Shahbaz Nadeem gets his Test cap at his homeground (Source: Twitter)

Shahbaz Nadeem became 296th Indian player to earn the Test cap on Saturday at his homeground JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi. Nadeem was named as chinaman Kuldeep Yadav had a niggle in the shoulder during the practice session. The 30-year-old made his debut after 15 years of domestic cricket including 110 first-class games and 106 List A games.

The left-arm spinner has 424 wickets in first-class cricket and 145 wickets in List A cricket. The Jharkhand cricketer registered an eight-wicket haul in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. He has an ordinary batting average of 14.59 but has one century and seven half-centuries in first-class cricket.

Here’s how former cricketers and other Twitterati reacted to Nadeem making his debut after a stroke of luck:

Nadeem plays for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals. He is the third player from Jharkhand to play Test cricket for India after MS Dhoni and Varun Aaron.

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