Afghanistan captain awaits his kidnapped father's return

Afghanistan’s captain Mohammad Nabi’s father was dragged out of his car on the outskirts of Jalalbad city by unknown gunmen and taken into hostage on Wednesday © Getty Images

Mumbai: May 28, 2013
Almost a week after Mohammad Nabi’s father was abducted, the Afghanistan captain awaits for his return.
“We are clueless about the reason for my 65-year-old father’s kidnap”, he told the Pakistan Observer.
“On last Tuesday, my father (Khobai Isakhel) was returning home in the morning at 10.30 in the car and the car was intercepted by a few unknown people. There was nobody else in the car and we are now anxious about him”, he said.
“It has not been a practice here and as such, there was no security personnel with him”.
He is not the first cricketer whose father has been kidnapped. Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram’s father was kidnapped after 1996 World Cup. Akram, at that maintained that his father was kidnapped for ransom and Akram’s family was receiving threats about the abduction of his nieces as well.
“I have no reply what to tell to my mother…She [Bibi Nandana] is in Pakistan and has been telephoning us regularly to enquire about the return of my father. Hope, he returns harmlessly”, Nabi concluded.