Aqib Nazir Mir- a 21 year old all-rounder from the town of cricketers- Bijbehara is one of the exciting talents going around in the state. A talented middle order batter and handy offie, Aqib plies his trade for South Kashmirs premier Bijbehara Sports Club. He has also represented Amateur Cricket Club and Baba Reshi Lions in the Downtown Champions League.
His CV includes representing J&K U-19 and U-23 teams with distinction. His coaches say Aqib is a safe pair of hands with a bullet arm and can field anywhere in the park.
Physically very fit and quick Aqib started playing cricket by watching local cricket. Aqib first represented J&K at U-14 level when he was 12 years of age. After that he was selected for U-16 too. Good all-round show meant he was picked for U-19 side.
In 2012-13 season, Aqib amassed 280 runs to go with his 21 wickets for J&K U-19 side. On back of his all-round heroics, he was called for Special North Zone camp held at Mohali.
If cricket pundits are to be believed, it wouldnt be long before we see Aqib breaking into the senior side.
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