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Abdul Samad Biography, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, IPL, Stats & Facts

Abdul Samad Biography – A hard-hitting batsman all the way from Jammu & Kashmir!

Early Life of Abdul Samad:

Abdul Samad was born on October 28, 2001, in Kalakote, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

He started playing cricket at a very early age. Samad used to play “gully cricket” along with his brother, Tayyab, who is also a cricketer. His mother wanted him to be an engineer or doctor, as he was good in academics too, but she soon realized her son’s potential.

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On the other hand, his father always backed his children to do something sports-related, as he himself was a sports player. And, that’s how the brothers started taking cricket seriously.

Then, he enrolled in Maulana Azad Stadium Coaching Centre and started training under Randhir Singh Manhas and Raman Thaploo.

He then made his name in the age-level cricket, as he got selected after the under-14 trials in the year 2012. Soon, he made in the state under-16s team and eventually started playing for the under-19s J&K cricket team.

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Abdul Samad with Irfan Pathan

He was doing well at the under-19s level but the things really changed for him after one of the trial matches in 2018. It was Irfan Pathan, former Indian all-round cricketer, also the mentor of J&K cricket, who saw the exceptional talent of Abdul Samad and allowed him to play for the senior J&K team.

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Abdul Samad Biography:

Abdul Samad's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameAbdul Samad Farooq
Nickname Not known
Date of BirthOctober 28, 2001
Age18 years (in 2020)
NationalityIndian
ReligionIslam
Zodiac/Sun SignScorpio
Birth PlaceKalakote, Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
SchoolLawrence Public School, Jammu.
College-
Physical Stats:
Height 5ft. 10"
(1.77 m)
(177 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships:
Father
Mohammad Farooq
MotherFarzana Kausar
Siblings1 brother (Tayyab Farooq)
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendNot known
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBatsman
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Major TeamsJammu & Kashmir, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
International
Test Debut
-
ODI Debut
-
T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutUttarakhand vs Jammu & Kashmir at Dehradun (December 9, 2019)
List-A Debut Jammu & Kashmir vs Rajasthan at Jaipur (September 27, 2019)
T-20 DebutJammu & Kashmir vs Nagaland at Mulapadu (February 21, 2019)

Family Background:

Abdul Samad’s father, Mohammad Farooq, is a Physical Education teacher in Jammu. His mother, Farzana Kausar, is a homemaker.

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Abdul Samad’s parents

He has an elder brother named Tayyab Farooq and he’s a cricketer too.

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Abdul Samad with his brother

Samad’s father is a former National Volleyball player and had also played some senior-level cricket as a fast bowler for J&K cricket clubs.

Education-

He did his schooling at Lawrence Public School, Jammu.

Cricket Career of Abdul Samad:

On February 21, 2019, he made his T20 debut for J&K against Nagaland. He scored a half-century (76* runs off 51 balls) including 8 fours and 3 sixes. Also, he picked a wicket in that match.

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Later, on September 27, 2019, Abdul Samad started his List-A cricket career by playing against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 7 runs in the match before getting out by Rahul Chahar. He bowled 8 overs and picked a wicket in the match. It was also the List-A debut day of Ravi Bishnoi.

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The same year, in December, he made his First-Class debut for J&K against Uttarakhand in the Ranji Trophy. He scored a total of 61 runs in the match, including 60 runs from the second innings only.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Batting Stats:
First-ClassList-AT20s
Matches10812
Innings17811
Runs592237252
H.S.1286876*
Average39.4629.6242.00
100s/50s2/30/30/1
Bowling Stats:
First-ClassList-AT20s
Matches10812
Innings1075
Wickets421
Economy3.945.827.71
Best Bowling
(Match)
2/71/111/16

Samad’s IPL Career:

Abdul Samad was one of the six players who have been called for the trials before the auction for IPL 2020. The list of other five players includes Umar Nazir Mir, Shubham Khajuria, Manzoor Dar, Shubham Singh Pundir, and Mujtaba Yousuf.

He attended the selection trials for Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). According to him, his trial for MI didn’t go well. But, he did perform indeed well in the other trials conducted by RR and SRH.

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Later, SRH picked Samad for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh at the auction ahead of the 2020 IPL tournament. He made his IPL debut on September 29, 2020, against Delhi Capitals (DC). He scored not out 12 runs off 7 balls in the match, including a six and a four.

Facts about Abdul Samad:

  • He’s a hard-hitting batsman who can leg-spin as a part-time bowler.
  • He has very good singing skills.

  • Samad is the only the fourth player from Jammu & Kashmir who has been picked by an IPL franchise so far.
  • He hits the most number of sixes (36) in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

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Q1: What is the age of Abdul Samad?

Ans: 18 years (in 2020)


Q2: What is the height of Abdul Samad?

Ans: 5ft. 10″ (1.77 m) approx.


Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Abdul Samad?

Ans:  Not known


Q4: Where is the hometown of Abdul Samad?

Ans: Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir

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