Abhishek Nayar Wife, Career, Family

Who is Abhishek Nayar?

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Secunderabad, Hyderabad, India is the place of birth of Abhishek Nair. He is a former Indian all-rounder and one of the core members of the Mumbai cricket team in the domestic format.

Abhishek Nayar comes from Hyderabad and he has completed his education from Hyderabad as well. However, the former cricketer hasn’t disclosed anything about his Educational background as of yet.

Known for his batting prowess and all-round dynamic cricketing ability, Abhishek Nair quickly rose to prominence and established himself as one of the most integral parts of the Mumbai cricket team.

Moreover, Abhishek Nayar has also represented several IPL franchises over the years. He was a prominent part of five time IPL champions, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. He also represented Rajasthan Royals.

After retirement, former all-rounder, Abhishek Nair took on coaching. He was the assistant coach of IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders. Currently, Abhishek Nair is the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League franchise, Trinbago Knight Riders.

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How did Abhishek Nayar career begin?


Abhishek Nayar began his cricketing journey since a very young age, he initially began his career as a pacer, although soon enough, he transitioned himself as an all-rounder.

Abhishek Nayar made his domestic debut for Mumbai against Maharashtra in January 2004.

Known for his classy and elegant batting style and dynamic cricketing skills, Abhishek Nair quickly established himself as one of the most integral parts of the Mumbai domestic cricket team.

Following year, Abhishek Nayar made his first class debut for Mumbai team against Tamil Nadu in December, 2005.

Abhishek Nayar played an integral part in Mumbai’s 40th Ranji trophy triumph in their history. He was one of the core members of the Mumbai team having established most runs in the 2012/13 domestic Ranji season.

Abhishek Nayar represented Mumbai in domestic cricket for 13 years till 2018.

Moreover, Abhishek Nayar also represented Punducherry in 2018. He represented them from one season.

Overall, Abhishek Nayar played domestic matches (202) amassing runs (7894) at batting average (38.35). The 39 old all-rounder also established more than 250+ domestic wickets in his career.


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Due to his consistent performances in domestic cricket format, Abhishek Nair finally got the breakthrough and earned his first Indian cricket team call-up.

Abhishek Nayar made his international debut for the Indian National cricket team in July 3, 2009 against mighty West Indies.

Although, Abhishek Nayar was unable to replicate his domestic form for the Blues and was unable to secure his place for the Indian National side.

Overall, Abhishek Nayar represented Indian National cricket team in only 3 ODI matches in his cricketing career, having unable to register any run or wickets with his cricketing skills.


CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 18: Abishek Nayar of Mumbai hits out during the IPL T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Newlands Cricket Ground on April 18, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Abhishek Nayar has played for some of the biggest IPL franchises during his playing days. He was first bought by IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians in 2008 IPL auction. The All-rounder spent 2 seasons with the Mumbai franchise till 2010.

Furthermore, Abhishek Nayar was bought by IPL franchise, Kings Punjab in 2011 for a massive amount. He spent 2 seasons with the Punjab Kings till 2012.

Moreover, Abhishek Nayar had couple of short stints with IPL franchise, Pune Warriors India and Rajasthan Royals. He last played in the IPL in 2015.

Overall, Abhishek Nayar played IPL matches (60) amassing runs (672) at batting average (17.7) and establishing wickets (9) at bowling average (35.8).

Abhishek Nayar family?

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Abhishek Nayar credits to his parents and family for all his success in his career. He majorly credits to his father for supporting him and encouraging him towards his goal.

He also credits to his mother for supporting him through every possible situation in every possible way and helping him achieve his dream.

Who is Abhishek Nayar wife?

Abhishek Nayar Wife

Former Indian cricketer, Abhishek Nayar Wife name is Natasha Sheikh, and both the lovebirds used to date each other for a long period before, The lovebirds tied the knot in a private lavish wedding ceremony in 2014.

The couple have been married for more than 9 years as of 2023.