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Young Pakistani Cricketer Khawaja Nafay Leverages Facebook to Enter Mainstream Cricket

 Khawaja Nafay, a new sensation in PSL 9, he scored 60 runs on 31 balls in PSL 9, 2024 editions which lead his team towards the victory. Before PSL 9, Khawaja Nafay played for the Bangladesh Premier League.

Khawaja Nafay

Khawaja Nafay, the young Pakistani Cricketer, used the power of Facebook to get noticed by the high ups of the Cricket. Khawaja Nafay has over 50 thousand followers on Facebook, and he utilized the power of social media very well where he used to post his batting, and other cricket match videos. The stats on Facebook shows that people loved seeing this young man playing the cricket and then he was selected for Bangladesh Premier League, the main factor behind his selection was the Social Media, specifically Facebook, which helped him to make his videos viral and ultimately getting noticed by the high ups. 

Khawaja Nafay debuted his career in a match between Chattogram and Khulna at Chattogram. Although he scored only 5 runs in the match but later on his performance impressed the fans and the critics. 

This case study shows that how much social media has impacted our lives, if one has got the talent, he can showcase his talent in front of the millions of the audience on Social Media, ultimately resulting in the final selection or the success. 

Let me share the Personal Details of Khawaja Nafay.

NameKhawaja Nafay
Date of BirthFebruary 13, 2002
Age22 years
BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan
ResidenceKarachi, Pakistan
Batting StyleRight-handed
Teams Represented- Overseas Warriors (2022 Kashmir Premier League)
- Chattogram Challengers (2022–23 Bangladesh Premier League)
DebutJanuary 20, 2023 (Twenty20 debut for Chattogram Challengers against Khulna Tigers)
Professional AffiliationQuetta Gladiators (Pakistan Super League)
Notable PerformancesExceptional performance against Lahore Qalandars in Pakistan Super League (PSL)
Coaching InfluenceGuidance from coach Liaquat in transitioning from Karachi cricket to professional leagues
Notable Figures' InputSarfaraz Ahmed, former captain, highlighted Nafay's potential and emphasized nurturing young talent for Pakistan
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight64 KG

Now lets have a look at his professional career.

Batting StyleRight hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight arm Offbreak
Playing RoleBatter
Teams- Chattogram Challengers
- Deccan Gladiators
- Overseas Warriors
- Quetta Gladiators
Career StatsBatting & Fielding
Debut/Last Matches of Khawaja NafayT20 MATCHES
DebutChattogram vs Khulna at Chattogram - January 20, 2023
LastSultans vs Gladiators at Multan - February 25, 2024
Recent Matches of Khawaja NafayMATCH
Gladiators vs Sultans
Gladiators vs United
Gladiators vs Qalandars
Gladiators vs Zalmi

Khawaja Nafay is an example of struggle and talent, young players must learn from this case study. 


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