It’s a given rule that an international cricket team’s captain has to address the media in press conferences. After Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs at the ICC T20 World Cup, the winning captain, Mohammad Nabi, jokingly fret over whether his fluency in English would last through the press conference.
In a hilarious clip that has now gone viral, he can be seen speaking to an unidentified person ahead of the press conference. The nervous captain is worried and can be heard saying that addressing the media is the hardest thing. He jokes that he would probably run of out words in the next five minutes.
Sabse mushkil kaam hai bhai yeh! Kitne questions hain? 5 minutes mein meri English khatam ho jaayegi bhai.
Needless to say, the clip has been widely re-shared by cricket fans all over the world.
exactly, it's not a matter of shame if one can't speak English n btw, I'm just in love with his simplicity— m_ BUr ھ aN.♡ (@iamburhan_n) October 27, 2021
@MohammadNabi007, bhai language ka kuch lena dena nahi bas apka experience and goal share karna hai.. new cricketer se.. Match khelna English ka lecture nahi dena hai🙏. Don’t make language is more important than your game— Kishor Sarkate (@KishorSarkate7) October 27, 2021
English ek language h agar usey ni aati to isme kya.. usey dusri language aati h jo English cricketers ko ni aati…— Aaliya ❤️ (@Aaliyaz6) October 27, 2021
Waise bahut hi cute honest lga meko to🙂👍
You can watch the entire clip here:
“5 mint main meri English Khatam hojye gi”😂#T20WorldCup2021 pic.twitter.com/ugbmHFLeL4— Abdul Wahab (@abdulwahabdr02) October 26, 2021
The captain, whose family fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan during Soviet military intervention and moved back in 2000, speaks fluent Urdu.
Note: All images are taken from Twitter.