"I feel an IPL contract is just around the corner for him" - Virender Sehwag


The former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag opines that the Afghanistan opening batsman Najibullah Zadran would get an IPL contract in the upcoming days.

He was the leading run-getter for his team in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup tournament, as he amassed 172 runs that he played at an average of 34.41, with the strike rate hovering around the 140s.

During the last match against New Zealand, Najibullah Zadran smashed his highest score in T20I's, having scored 73 runs from 48 balls which included 6 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Adding to that, it is worth mentioning that the 28-year-old didn't get enough support from the co-players and his crucial knock of 73 runs went in vain. In the second half of the match, New Zealand batters chased down the target of 125 runs quite comfortably and cemented their place in the playoffs. 

"Najibullah Zadran was batting on a completely different track" - Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag never misses praising the players whenever they show a good piece of cricket. Likewise, the former Indian opening batsman praised Najibullah Zadran for his scintillating batting against the experienced bowling alley of New Zealand.

During the Cricbuzz live show, Virender Sehwag said "I have played alongside him in T10 League so I was expecting such a knock from him. He is brilliant against both pace and spin and I feel an IPL contract is just around the corner for him."

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Virender Sehwag liked the way that Najibullah Zadran played against the New Zealand spinners who conceded 40 runs in four overs. "It looked like he (Najibullah Zadran) was batting on a completely different track compared to other Afghanistan batters.

He cashed in brilliantly against the spin duo of Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner. Even in Neesham’s first over, he smashed a couple of boundaries," Sehwag said.