SRINAGAR: Parvez Rasool’s selection in Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh has cricket fans in the Valley delirious to the hilt with many of them hoping that the star all-rounder’s gets a game this time around.
After failing to make debut on Zimbabwe’s tour-his first with senior Indian squad- Parvez has another bite at the cherry.
Cricket nerds know snub in Zimbabwe would be in Parvez’s mind.
“On an emotional note the memories of Zimbabwe tour must have been haunting Parveez as it was very tough for him to traverse long distance without a game. But as they say ‘you are as strong as you get” which Parveez proved in the last domestic season with both ball and bat. His selection was very much on the cards and recent outing with Hyderabad Sunrisers only consolidated his claim further. Now that he has been picked for the Bangladesh tour, wickets will be mostly spinner friendly. Hope he is included in the playing eleven, I am sure; he will come up with the flying colours. All the best Parry !!!” says Mubashir Hassan, a BCCI qualified coach.
Parvez’s teammate and J&K pace bowler Samiullah Beigh wants Parvez to express himself and tell the world what he is made of.
“I am sure he will do well this time and he will play all the games with Suresh Raina the captain of the side. Parry should express himself,” said Beigh.
Sports journalist Mushtaq Ahmad War wants Parvez to play all the games.
“He has emerged as the terrific all-rounder in last couple of years and is only getting better by the day. He deserves to be in the Indian team and I hope he plays all the games this time,” said War.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, custodians of the game, termed the selection as huge news for the J&K cricket.
“This is great news for J&K cricket. This will encourage young generation to take up the sport and give them a belief if they do well they can make it big. Hope Parvez performs well,” said newly elected treasurer Ghulam Mohammad Bhat.
Fans expressed their happiness on the social networking sites as well.
“This is a proud moment for the state. He has made all of us proud. Hope he gets to play this time and performs to his abilities,” said Mohsin Hameed, a cricket fan from Bijbehera.