The 18-years old Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder who has already made his impact in U-16 and U-19 cricket, Abdul Samad is a hard-working cricketer who got selected in the IPL 2019. He has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad on his base prize 20 Lakh.
Full Name: Abdul Samad
Batting: Right-handed bat
Coach: Randhir Singh Manhas
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Abdul Samad IPL Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Samad used to live in Ustad Mohalla in Jammu and his father used to give cricket equipment as he wanted Samad to play cricket for India. Samad used to play gully cricket in a nearby park with his elder brother.
Coming from a humble background Abdul’s father managed to provide Samad coaching under the patronage of MA Stadium Coaching Centre where he was trained by Sports Council’s Coach, Randhir Singh Manhas and his assistant Raman Thaploo.
Indian team former all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who was appointed as Jammu & Kashmir mentor some time ago, was the first one to recognize Abdul Samad during a cricket trial two years ago.
Since then he has been promoted to the senior level and then eventually started playing in the shorter format of the game. Abdul Samad has been performing admirably in both U16 and U19 cricket and that is the reason he got selected to play in the IPL 2020.
Abdul came into limelight when he scored 68 runs in just 52 balls against Gujrat in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. He had hit 7 splendid sixes in that innings, out of which 5 sixes came off the bowlers of international repute.
First-class debut: In Uttrakhand vs Jammu & Kashmir at Dehradun on December 9-11, 2019
List A debut: In Jammu & Kashmir vs Rajasthan at Jaipur on September 27, 2019
T20s debut: In Jammu & Kashmir vs Nagaland at Mulapadu on Feb 21, 2019
Teams: Jammu & Kashmir, Sunrisers Hyderabad
He is yet to debut in international cricket as he is quite young. But his abilities to perform where other batsmen struggle is very impressive and one day he surely will play for Indian National cricket team.
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Date of Birth: 28th October 2001
Current Age: 18 years (as of 2020)
Birth Place: Kala Kot, Jammu & Kashmir
Address: Kala Kot, Jammu & Kashmir
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Domestic Teams: Jammu & Kashmir
Mentor: Irfan Pathar
Father: Mohammad Farooq
Mother: Farzana Kausar
Sibling: Elder brother: Taiyyab Farooq
Abdul Samad Girlfriend: N/A
Marital Status: Unmarried
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
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Cricketer: Irfan Pathan
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Abdul’s father Mohammad Farooq who is a Physical Education master was an outstanding Volleyball player.