Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is only 4 runs away from creating a double record in T20 cricket.
He will become the 4th all-rounder to have 5000 runs as well as 300 wickets in T20Is.
Nabi is the most sought-after all-rounder in the IPL. He will be representing the Kolkata Knight Riders this season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad released Nabi before the Mega Auctions.
He signed himself up for his base price of INR 1 crore and KKR did not bid further for him.
KKR had a bizarre first leg last year but managed to climb up the points table during the second half in UAE.
They reached the finals of the tournament but were overshadowed by CSK.
Kolkata will now look to avenge their defeat against the Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium today.
KKR has played some intra-squad games before the tournament where they have played really well.
Apart from Nabi, other all-rounders who have achieved this record are Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan.
Nabi is both a prolific batsman and bowler and has been very handy for the Sunrisers Hyderabad whenever they have taken him in the playing XI.