Abdul Samad IPL Price, Age, Career & Facts | The Batsman That Made Heads Turn In 2020 Season

Hanima Anand |Sep 30, 2020, 14:03

Not Virat Kohli but Abdul Samad is being searched for most in this IPL season. The debutant of Sunrisers Hyderabad had a fruitful match yesterday, which earns him great reputation.

Abdul Samad just had his IPL debut in Abu Dhabi on September 29 but his name was immediately sought after last night for his big hitting in the match against Delhi Capital. Many has quickly searched for Abdul Samad IPL price 2020 as well as other surrounding facts of this guy, which we get you right below!

Abdul Samad Ipl Price
Abdul Samad is the most prominent IPL debut till now.

Abdul Samad IPL Price 2020

Abdul Samad joins IPL in the shirt of Sunrisers Hyderabad and just had his first match yesterday. Before that, he played for Jammu & Kashmir under the mentor of Irfan Pathan.

Abdul Samad is also the most prominent star of Jammu & Kashmir who struck most sixes for the team in the Ranji Trophy, together with 592 runs in 17 innings at the rate of roughly 113. These statistics themselves are enough to make Abdul Samad the breakout debutant of this IPL season.

Abdul Samad in SRH
From J&K, now Abdul Samad is storming the IPL.

According to the official announcement from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abdul Samad IPL auction price is INR 20 lakh. Actually, he was snapped by the SRH in the December 2019 auction but due to the coronavirus pandemic, Abdul couldn’t play his first match earlier.

Abdul Samad 6
The debutant had his interview right after the successful game against DC.

The serendipity that brought Abdul Samad to the IPL 2020 is through Mewada, coach of J&K. When the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s mentor VVS Laxman was searching for a middle-order finisher for the team, Mewada recommended Abdul Samad to Laxman.

Because Mewada used to play with Laxman in Under-19 team years ago, the two mentors trust each other’s analysis. And that’s why Samad had his SRH debut yesterday.

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About Abdul Samad

In fact, Abdul Samad is not the first J&K player to make his debut into IPL. Before him, three other Jammu & Kashmir players have already joined the Indian domestic auctions including Mansoor Dar, Parvez Rasool, and Rasikh Salam. And the Abdul Samad IPL price in the nearest auction is not higher compared to his predecessors as well.

Abdul Samad in casual clothes
Abdul (left) is the fourth J&K player to join IPL.

Abdul Samad is mentored by Irfan Pathan plus the coaching from Milap Mewada. His ability was first discovered by the two senior J&K in 2018 when he was just 16 years old. At that time, Samad impressed Pathan with his in-born bowling skill. The J&K player-cum-mentor shared in an interview that Samad was effortlessly hitting the ball then. Irfan realized what he could do to improve this 16-yr boy when looking through Samad’s numbers.

“…He didn't have one 50-plus score. I took him aside and told him he would be put in the probables, but he needed to work on preserving his wicket. It's not about six-hitting.”

Abdul Samad was born on October 28 in 2001. He will welcome his 19th birthday next month along with the team of SRH. His role in the game is an all-rounder who follows right-handed batting style and also right-hand bowling.

Abdul Samad photo on Instagram
Abdul Samad had played for J&K for over one year before coming to SRH.

As Irfan said in his sharing and seen from his past statistics, the most striking ability of Abdul Samad is scoring sixes. Reacting to this, many people doubt whether the IPL debutant is able to build an innings as well.

In fact, Abdul Samad has the potential of a versatile player who knows how to contribute to the team in different ways. However, the time of Jammu & Kashmir doesn’t give him much chance to be trained for and showcase all his abilities. Given the vacancy Sunrisers expect him to fill in, Abdul Samad may play the dual role of both finishing and building an innings, depending on the game development.

Abdul Samad at airport
The cricketer has to sharpen his skills to suit Sunrisers' demands.

Abdul Samad Instagram

Other than Abdul Samad IPL price 2020 or his DOB, people rush to find his Instagram account to follow. The young cricketer, like any millennial, loves to take care of his social handle with fancy photos.

Abdul Samad playing billiards
This is how Abdul relaxes after his training sessions.

He hasn’t uploaded many posts but Abdul Samad Instagram has already attracted over 23 thousand followers. The 18-year-old player often flaunts his dynamic posture in sporty outfits.

Sometimes, he would like to try new style, Games of Thrones for example. No matter what style he follows, fans all flood the comment thread with hearts and encouraging compliments.

Abdul Samad Instagram
When you are a talented cricketer but want a cinematic look.

You can follow Abdul Samad Instagram here.

With his achievements in the very first match, we believe Samad will go a long way in his IPL career and of course Abdul Samad IPL price will increase in parallel with his numbers.

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