IPL, one of the most exciting cricket tournaments, is no less than a festival for people round the globe. This exhilarating platform offers the young talent an opportunity to unleash themselves in the best possible way.
The one who performs in an extraordinary way gets rewarded with a national cap. So, many unheard names often appear in this cliff-hanging league and come out as overnight stars.
Amidst this hustle and bustle, Abdul Samad, an 18 year old, fresh indigenous domestic cricketer, will be this year aiming to make it count.
Samad rose from obscurity to fame when Irfan Patha spotted him in the nets when he was mentoring of Jammu and Kashmir. From having a stellar record in the domestic circuit to getting snaffed up for 20 lakes by Sunrises Hyderabad, Abdul has come a long way.
In the previous season, Samad showed glimpses of what he is capable of with that willow in hand. The swashbuckling cricketer smashed sixes off some of the best bowlers, catching the eyeballs.
However, this year, he would surely want to take a further step up. Mere cameos aren’t going to help him. If he wants to get himself on the national radar, he has to perform consistently.
Having struck a few top knocks earlier this year in domestic arena, the youngster will enter the tournament with a lot of confidence. His unique ability of taking on any bowler is exactly what makes him different.
Sunrisers Hyderabad surely know what he can do and that’s the reason he was a part of their playing XI in most of the matches. This year, obviously he will be a much improved player. This, thus, means he could make this his IPL; but how he does it will be interesting to watch.