Growing up in Karachi as a young girl, Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi was inspired by the great Imran Khan and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan played a huge role in shaping Abidi’s career in cricket. Just like Imran, Nain Abidi is also a right-handed batswoman and she is known for her immaculate footwork. She is also a very handy bowler as well.
Nain was born on the 23rd of May in 1985 and she was a young and ambitious girl when she saw the Pakistan Cricket team winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of her idol Imran Khan. She took her early education from the Zamzama degree college for girls in Karachi.
Nain Abidi made her ODI debut against the arch-rivals India in December 2006 after she put up some consistent performances for her department ZTBL (Zarai Taraqiyati Bank Limited).
She became the first Pakistani batswoman to reach the hundred runs landmark in ODIs. She also took part in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Australia later in 2009.
In 2010, she was part of the team that won the Gold Medal against Bangladesh in the Asian Games in China.
Nain Abidi has played in 87 ODIs and 68 T20I matches for Pakistan women and she is also one of the most experienced players of Pakistan. Abidi has 9 half-centuries and a single ODI century to her name.
Achievements & Ambitions:
One of her major achievements is becoming the first woman in the history of Pakistan to score an ODI century. She scored 101* against Ireland in Dublin.
Nain has played in over 50 ODIs and T20Is for Pakistan and she last represented the women in green in 2018 against India. After retiring from the game, Nain Abidi plans to coach the Pakistan Women Cricket team and serve her country in any manner she can.