After Kashmir’s shining star, Parvez Rasool, another young cricketer residing in far flung area of Kashmir Valley with his continues terrific performance in the national tournament at Rajkot Gujrat seems ready to shine the Valley with his talent. Aaqib Nabi Dar, who hails from Sheeri Baramulla, currently playing under 19 national cricket tournament at Rajkot Gujrat has topped in the matches played in this tournament. Aaqib who has been selected from Kashmir’s under 19 cricket team has scored 103 runs and got two wickets against Sourashtra cricket association on Monday. A young cricketer, who is pursuing graduation at Baramulla has earlier scored several centuries in the tournaments played outside the state. “It is Aaqib’s fourth century since he is playing national tournaments. We are feeling proud of him,” family while talking to KNS said. Aaqib with his brilliant performance was selected in Baramulla cricket Association in 2011. “He scored fifty in last match played at DGM College Jammu and got four wickets against Hyderabad team,” family said. Family said that Aaqib belongs to a poor family and due to which he cannot afford to make necessary things available, which would help him to play better in the play field. They said that the matches in the tournament are going on and said that they hope their son will show better performances in the upcoming matches to shine the Valley. “Our son is much talented and to score more and more in the upcoming matches is not even a big deal for him. His talent needs to get exposed so that he would get chance in International cricket as well,” family said. Giving information about the young cricketer, family said that his journey of cricket starts from ‘galli’. “He has played several tournaments in the Valley where he has got various trophies including, man of the match, man of the series and catch of the match,” they said. The family of Aaqib further wished him a good luck for the upcoming matches, scheduled to play in Gujrat.
2015 Kashmir Despatch