Nafees’s son Ali wants to be cricketer like father
Former Bangladesh openar Shahriar Nafees’s son Shahwar Ali Nafees is a seventh grade student of Scholastic School. However, if someone listens to him, he will think, this is like a young man turned a matured one. The dream of becoming a great cricketer like his father is now in his eyes, in words and deeds.
Nafees’s son Ali was also seen in Shahriar Nafees’ conversation with BDCricTime. Ali, who is mature enough in conversation, seems to be an eloquent speaker like his father. He wants to hold on to his father’s ‘legacy’ as he said fluently in fascinating words. He Wants to be a batting all-rounder. He dreams that he will bat with his left hand like his father, and will also bowl pace with his right hand.
“I have been watching my father playing since I was a child. It feels very good to watch on TV. It seems that if I ever play in the national team, I will be able to finish what my father started. Dad has a legacy, I want to make a legacy of my own. I want to introduce myself as a batting all-rounder. Suppose I bat at 3 or 4 and bowl in the middle overs. I want to see myself in this role. Right-handed pace bowling, left-handed batting.
When he was asked if he watches his father’s great innings over and over again like his father’s fans, Ali replies,
“Yes, of course we see. Dad’s innings is always seen. That first century against Australia was definitely the biggest innings of my father’s career. But I enjoy the BPL T20 innings. Of these, I enjoyed watching the innings of 55, 63 runs in 2016 BPL. T20 cricket is a lot of fun, big hitting.”
Ali wants to see his father in the national team again, “I always want to see my father in the national team. When I watch the Bangladesh team play, I think – my father used to play once, so that he can play more, another day may come.”