Parvez Rasool has been a person of many firsts in Jammu and Kashmir cricket. The all-rounder will not be solely the primary cricketer from the valley to play worldwide cricket, however has additionally been a pioneer within the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2013, when Pune Warriors India signed him up, he was the primary from Jammu and Kashmir to function within the event.

Although he did not cement a spot within the Indian staff, Rasool has been a constant performer within the home circuit. Beneath his captaincy, Jammu and Kashmir reached the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy this yr, earlier than taking place to Karnataka.

In his lengthy profession, Rasool has additionally been an inspiration for the younger cricketers from the area. And following his footsteps, the likes of Abdul Samad have made their presence felt on the larger degree.

That includes in his first IPL season, Samad earned praises from former cricketers for his all-round present for Sunrisers Hyderabad. And Rasool feels that with extra services and higher infrastructure, the valley will produce extra such younger abilities.

“After I performed within the IPL or within the Indian staff, the services in Jammu and Kashmir weren’t on top of things as in comparison with the opposite states. We didn’t have even 10 % of these services,” Rasool stated on the Tissot Presents Sportstar Extras T20 Time present.


Even now there aren’t many grounds and that actually is a problem for the gamers. “However sure, a brand new stadium is developing and I feel that may encourage the gamers as it would have higher services. I might say issues have improved a bit over the past couple of years. If we get higher services, we could have extra gamers developing from Jammu and Kashmir,” Rasool, who performed for India in a lone One-Day Worldwide and Twenty20 Worldwide, stated.

Having seen Samad from his childhood, Rasool is blissful to see him excel within the IPL. “Abdul Samad is an excellent participant. He’s improbable and through the years, he has had an outstanding rise. He has finished effectively in T20s, Ranji Trophy and within the limited-overs event. It has been an excellent yr for him. Within the present Ranji Trophy aspect, we’ve got many kids, and with a mentor like Irfan Pathan, they get to study quite a bit,” Rasool stated.

This time round, 4 bowlers from the valley travelled to the United Arab Emirates as internet bowlers with numerous groups. And Rasool believes the experiences will assist Jammu and Kashmir cricket develop additional.


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