Young Cricketer from Pulwama Selected in National U-17 Cricket Championship

Taha Yaseen
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A talented young cricketer from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has secured a place in the 67th National School Games Under-17 Cricket Championship. Faizan Mukhtar Pandith, a 10th-grade student at Higher Secondary School Karimabad Pulwama, showcased his impressive batting and bowling skills in the matches conducted during the on-going championship.

Faizan is delighted and is working hard to prove his capabilities on the cricket field. A fan of the veteran batter Virat Kohli, he dreams of representing India at the international level. He has nurtured a passion for cricket since childhood and has consistently demonstrated his skills at every available opportunity.

According to Faizan, Kashmiri youth have abundance of talent. Kashmir youth needs proper nurturing to help them reach greater heights in their respective fields.

His coach, Bilal Ahmad Dar, a Physical Education Teacher (PeT) at HSS Karimabad, praised Faizan’s exceptional abilities and said the aspiring cricketer earned his spot in the championship after undergoing rigorous training in a month-long camp. Dar expressed optimism about Faizan’s future performances, citing his outstanding achievements with both bat and ball.

Faizan has won two Man of the Match awards against Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. “I am confident that Faizan will continue to excel in upcoming matches and contribute to more victories for Jammu & Kashmir,” the coach said.

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