WATCH: Mohammad Nabi gets emotional while singing national anthem of Afghanistan during T20 World Cup game against Scotland

As Nabi started singing the national anthem of Afghanistan with his teammates, he got emotional and started crying.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 25 October 2021 8:57 pm

Afghanistan kicked off their T20 World Cup campaign on Monday with a game against Scotland in Group B of the 2021 T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the Scottish Saltires are coming into the contest after registering three consecutive victories in Round 1 of the event which helped them advance to the tournament proper. Meanwhile, Afghanistan had already qualified for the main event based on their T20I ranking.

The game started with Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi winning the toss and opting to bat first against Scotland at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. While it was the duo of Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad which the crowd was desperately waiting to watch unleashing on the ground, an emotional moment caught everyone's attention minutes before Afghanistan's innings. The man who hogged the limelight was none other than Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi.

As Nabi started singing the national anthem of Afghanistan with his teammates, he got emotional and started crying. However, soon after the national anthem ended, he was seen wiping out his tears.

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Afghanistan get off to a quick start

Riding on the sensational opening stand between Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan were able to score 55 runs in the first powerplay against Scotland in Sharjah. Shahzad fell to Safyaan Sharif on his individual score of 22 off 15. He added 54 runs with Zazai for the opening wicket. Zazai, however, kept his attack continue from one end before he got cleaned up by Mark Wyatt on 44 off 30 balls. After the end of 10 overs, Afghanistan had posted 82/2 on the board. With quality batters like Nabi and Rashid Khan down the order, Afghanistan won't mind going all guns blazing in the second half of the innings.

Afghanistan maintain 6-0 lead over Scotland in T20Is

It is worth noting that Afghanistan have not lost any T20I game to Scotland so far. Both the sides have played 6 games against each other over the years and all have been won by Afghanistan. On the other hand, Scotland are still unbeaten in the tournament. They have won three out of the three games played so far, including a sensational win over Bangladesh.