Afghan student develops computer cricket game
Nasrullah Niazi, who belongs to the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, is currently living with his family in the UAE, where he studies in a school.
A resident of the Zarin’s Niazo village, Niazi told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview over the phone that he loved playing cricket since childhood and he would play the game with village friends before leaving for the UAE.
He said when he arrived in Dubai in 2011, he found cricket games invented by big international firms, but none had included Afghanistan in them.
“That’s why I decided to develop a virtual game in which Afghanistan have also played.” “During free time, I and my brother would use our computer to create the game.”
He said: “It took a lot of time to develop the game because we lacked the required things and we were also not experts.”
The 7th class student said he had to watch dozens of matches Afghanistan had played so far in order to learn actions of the players and their profiles.
“During these matches we deeply studied the faces of each player that how the Afghan cricketers react when they are happy and sad and their emotions and then combined their illusions through various animations programmes and made them moving after a work that lasted five months.”
He said the most difficult job was putting right the faces and actions of the players and they had to compare the graphics with the original movies for several times.
Niazi is fan of captain Mohammad Nabi and he calls Nabi a good all rounder. He said he and his brother Asmatullah Niazi had a great passion for computer science, particularly software engineering, and they were planning to peruse higher studies in the field.
Asmatulah Niazi took third position last year in Islamia Higher School and College in Dubai.
Nasrullah Niazi urged the Afghan government to provide them a secure working environment on their return to the motherland after completing studies in the UAE so that they could continue their developing works.
Niazi’s paternal uncle, Haji Abdul Fatah Niazi, told Pajhwok Afghan that they moved along with their children to Dubai from Andar district after schools in the home town were closed.
He said they were concerned about their children’s education and future and decided to leave for the UAE. He said his nephews became masters of computer within a short span of time in the UAE.
Nasruallah Niazi said no one had assisted them in developing the cricket game. He said he was deeply missing his friends in their village, particularly those who had abandoned studies due to the conflict.
He said he wanted all Afghan children to go to school and make big achievements for their country in future.
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