Indian spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Friday stated that destiny will decide his dream of playing for the country after setting a bowling record after surpassing the two-decade-old record with the figures if 8-10 in a domestic game happened in Chennai.
29 years old Nadeem helped his stateside Jharkhand registered a huge win over Rajasthan with his 10 overs of wily left-arm spin which included a hat-trick on Thursday in India’s top domestic one-day competition, Vijay Hazare Trophy.
What Nadeem Says?
“Performances like these are a step forward towards achieving my dream of playing for my country India”, Nadeem said AFP through a phone call from Chennai.
“But to tell you frankly I have deliberately stopped thinking about this (India call-up) because the more you think about it the more frustrated you become and it starts affecting your performance. I believe if you continue performing consistently then one day selectors will take note and you will get your chance”, said Nadeem who is actually regular with Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils.
Nadeem further added “My job is to keep performing at the domestic circuit and leave rest to the God. If it’s destined, it will happen”.
An Achiever’s Record
Nadeem outperformed the previous best effort of his countryman and former Delhi left-arm spinner Rahul Sanghvi, who achieved the figures of 8-15 in the year 1997.
Sanghvi kept on playing one test and 10 one-day internationals for India. As a matter of fact, Nadeem has played around 99 First-Class matches, taking 375 wickets at 29.74. He has taken 124 wickets at the List A level in 87 games along with 89 scalps in 109 Twenty20 matches.
Previous Sri Lanka left-arm paceman Chaminda Vaas having the ODI bowling record, having taken the 8-19 against Zimbabwe in Colombo in the year 2001.