Srinagar, May 13: J&K cricketer Parvez Rasool recently revealed that he is pushing himself to make a comeback into the national team.
The only cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to have played international cricket last appeared in Blue jersey in 2017 in a T20I against England.
Despite being consistent with both bat and ball at the domestic level, the all-rounder hasn’t been provided with an opportunity to play for India again.
However, the Bijbehara-born cricketer is trying hard to make a comeback, which though looks tough at the moment.
“If you see my performance in the last five-six years, I am the first cricketer in India to score more than 300 runs and take more than 30 wickets in a season in Ranji Trophy four times. It is a record.” Parvez told The Tribune in an interview.
“Last year, I scored 684 runs and took 35 wickets. Before that, I took 38 wickets. This year, I took 31 wickets and scored 400-plus runs in six games. Last year, I also took eight wickets and scored a 100 in the same match. Only three-four players have achieved this feat in the past. So I am pushing myself to make a comeback into the team,” He said.
The off-spinner stated while he is trying his best, it is selectors’ job to recognise and pick the team.
“My Guru Bishen Singh Bedi used to tell me ‘control the controllable’. You can control only those things which are in your hand. The ones which are not in your control you cannot do anything about those things. It is in my hand to perform and I am working hard to give my best, rest is up to the selectors,” He said.