8-Year-Old Practices 6 Hours Daily To Bowl Yorkers


Inspired by J&K players in IPL, trains under Umar Nazir

ANANTNAG: With J&K players being selected for Indian Premier League (IPL) and national team level for the past few years, there is a cricket fervour among the youth in J&K who want to make their future in sports as well.

Adnan Bashir Dar (8), a 4th class student, and resident of Halmulla in Sangam area of Anantnag district besides spending time on his studies is focused to give around six hours daily for bowling practice. Adnan revealed that he wants to become an international bowler.

Adnan said that he has passion towards sports and from the last two years he is continuously spending six hours practising.

Adnan said that his idol is Jasprit Bumrah and wants to bowl yorkers with high speed at international level.

His father, Bashir Ahmad Dar, said that contrary to other parents who want their children to become doctors and engineers, he wants to make his son a cricketer.

“My son is good at studies as well and I want him to continue studies but make a future in sports,” he said.

Dar said that he has been taking him to the sports academy in Pulwama on a daily basis for about six hours where Ranji player Umar Nazir has been training him since last one year.

“I have to take him for practice on a daily basis about 30 kms to Pulwama, and wait there for hours and later bring him back,” he said.

“If we want to make our society drug free then we must engage our youth in sports activities,” Dar added. (KNO)

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