SRINAGAR: Young promising all-rounder Arshid Magray from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district is rapidly making a name for himself in the cricket circles.
Playing for Jammu and Kashmir in the Jaipur Premier League (JPL), Magray helped JK trounce three strong teams in the tournament. Piling 231 runs with scores of 56, 75 and a century against Mumbai, Margay also bowled exceptionally well bagging eight wickets. The tournament was organized by Indian Cricket Association.
So far, the 23-year-old right hand all-rounder says, he has represented J&K in nine national tournaments in various age groups.
“I took to cricket as I love the game and started playing it at the age of 15,” Magray said.
The all-rounder works very hard on his fitness to fulfill his dream of making into the J&K Ranji team.
Hailing from a humble background in Qasbayar Pulwama, Magray has already learnt quite a few lessons from life and one of them is — `never give up.’ He found in cricket, an avenue to rise above the ordinary.
He lost his father in mid-90’s.
Following in the footsteps of Umar Nazir, whose name also figured in the IPL -10 auction list of uncapped players with base price of Rs 10-lac
Magray also plays for FCC Club in Srinagar and says that practice in the nets with the likes of premier fast bowlers Sami-ullah Beigh, and Umar Nazir has been a great learning experience.
“Both gave me valuable tips and helped me to hone my cricketing skills.”