Coronavirus pandemic: Shahbaz Nadeem helping 150 families in need

KOLKATA: For most of his 16-year career, Shahbaz Nadeem He has diligently assumed responsibility for leading the Jharkhand bowling attack on domestic cricket with great success.

Currently confined to his home in Jhariya, Dhanbad, due to blockade across the country, the left-arm spinner shows similar diligence to help those in need. He decided to take care of 350 families in the area, donating rice, cereals, vegetables and sugar.

So far we have been able to distribute these things among 150 families, there are 200 more left, Nadeem said.

The 30-year-old, who made his Test debut last year against visiting South Africans at JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, said his family has been busy packing things up.

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I believe in providing direct help, so from the morning we are mainly busy preparing packages so that we can help as many people as possible, Nadeem explained.

With great uncertainty about the Indian Premier League (IPL), spinner Sunrisers Hyderabad is sweating in his home gym, trying to stay in shape for the season once it starts. “Right now, the priority should be everyone's safety and health. Whether today or tomorrow, IPL We will be back, but now human lives are at stake. For me there is no other option than to exercise at home. Any player would love to be on the field, but you have to accept the situation, said Nadeem.

“The gym sessions are helping me. Whenever the season starts, be it the IPL or any other form of the game, I'm good enough to hit the ground running, ”I remarked.