Abdul Samad Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 5' 11"
Hometown: Kalakote Village, Jammu
Age: 19 Years

Abdul Samad

Full NameAbdul Samad Farooq
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutNot made yet
Domestic/State Team• Jammu & Kashmir
• Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL)
CoachRandhir Singh Manhas
Abdul Samad's cricket coach, Randhir Singh Manhas
Batting StyleRight-hand bat

Bowling StyleLegbreak
RecordHe holds the record of hitting highest sixes in a Ranji Trophy season (36 sixes in Ranji Trophy 2019-20).
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 October 2001 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2020)19 Years
BirthplaceVillage Kalakote, Jammu and Kashmir
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownVillage Kalakote, Jammu and Kashmir
SchoolLawrence Public School, Jammu
College/UniversitySharirik Shikshan Mahavidyalaya, Koradi
Educational QualificationsBachelor’s in Physical Education (B.P.Ed) [1]The Live Nagpur
HobbiesSinging & playing video games
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Mohammad Farooq (Physical Education master)
Abdul Samad's father
Mother- Farzana Kausar (homemaker)
Abdul Samad's mother
SiblingsBrother- Tayyub (Pursuing Bachelor’s in Physical Education)
Abdul Samad's brother

Sister- None
Favourite Things
Cricketer(s)Batsman- MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli & David Warner
ActorSalman Khan

Abdul Samad


Some Lesser Known Facts About Abdul Samad

  • Hailing from a small town in Jammu, Abdul is a fiery domestic level cricketer who is known for his power-hitting ability. He represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad in his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season, IPL 2020.
  • Just like most of the Indian cricketers in their childhood, Abdul also started his cricket journey by playing cricket on the streets in his locality. With the passage of time, his interest in the game of cricket grew into an obsession. As a schooler, Abdul spent most of his idle time playing cricket.
  • Initially, Abdul’s mother was less supportive of his transition into a cricketer. She used to ask him to pay more attention to studies than cricket. However, Abdul’s father, who himself was a national level volleyball player and a decent fast-bowler in his youth, backed Abdul to go after his passion. His father got him enrolled at Jammu’s MA Stadium Coaching Centre and did everything he could to help Abdul to carry forward his cricket training.

    Abdul Samad with his family

    Abdul Samad with his family

  • Abdul represented Jammu & Kashmir’s under-14 cricket team for three years, the under-16 team for two years, and the under-19 team for one year. Throughout his entire junior cricket journey, Abdul’s performances with the bat remained average. His strike rate was good, but he failed to score big runs. Most of the times, he would throw away his wicket in trying to whack the ball for six. His batting lacked composure and patience that was required to build an inning.
  • Eventually, a turning point came in his career in 2018, when he caught the sight of the former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, at a selection trials camp setup at Jammu’s Gandhi Memorial Science College for Jammu & Kashmir senior team. At first, Irfan Pathan was awe-struck by 16-year-old Abdul’s batting style and his ability to hit big shots. Irfan immediately drafted him in Jammu & Kashmir’s senior squad for the List-A as well as T20s. He was one of the five players that Irfan had selected out of 400. Irfan also fished out Abdul’s previous batting performances in junior-level cricket and found out that Abdul hadn’t recorded any fifty-plus scores. Irfan kept Abdul under his canopy and groomed him to become a mature batsman. Abdul also credits his success to Irfan Pathan. Recollecting the guidance given by Irfan Pathan, Abdul said,

    Irfan bhai told me then that I should hit but a little selectively. He told me that if I look at scoring big runs, then I am capable of playing for India one day”

    Abdul Samad with Irfan Pathan

  • The precious time that Abdul spent under Irfan Pathan’s guidance proved to be fruitful as he started his domestic career for J&K by scoring 76 runs off 51 balls in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match against Nagaland. The match was played on 21 February 2019.
  • On 27 September 2019, Abdul started his List-A cricket career by playing against Rajasthan in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • On 9 December 2019, he participated in his first Ranji Trophy match, against Uttarakhand. He was the highest run-scorer for his Jammu & Kashmir in Ranji Trophy 2019-20 with 592 runs in 10 matches.

    Abdul Samad slams one above the boundry rope during Jammu & Kashmir v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy 2019-20 quarter-final, Jammu, February 23, 2020

    Abdul Samad slams one above the boundary rope during Jammu & Kashmir v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy 2019-20 quarter-final, Jammu, February 23, 2020

  • The same year in 2019, Abdul went to selection trials for three IPL franchises. The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise saw the potential in him and subsequently bought him for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh, ahead of IPL 2020. He is only the fourth player from Jammu & Kashmir to be the part of the highly coveted T20 tournament.

  • On 29 September 2020, Abdul played his debut IPL match against the Delhi Capitals.

    Abdul Samad whacks a ball over the boundary rope on his debut IPL match

    Abdul Samad whacks a ball over the boundary rope on his debut IPL match

  • Abdul played 11 matches in the IPL 2020 and finished a few crucial games with the bat for his team.

  • Multi-talented Abdul Samad is also a good singer. He can mesmerise anybody with his vocal charm. Here is a clip of him singing a Punjabi song “Kalla Chann” by Sharry Mann.