T20: 76* & 1-wkt, a dream senior team debut for Abdul Samad

By: Mushtaq Bashir

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The winning unbeaten knock of 76 runs and one wicket in the match, debutant Abdul Samad would not have hoped for much better debut for senior J&K team than this.

The highly talented young right handed batsman who also bowls leg spin had dream debut for J&K in T2-0 cricket on Thursday as he scored brilliant unbeaten knock of 76 runs and also took one wicket. His 126 run record stand with Jatin Wadhwan lead J&K to 9 wicket win in the first match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament against Nagaland. Abdul Samad scored 76* from 51 balls in which he smashed 8 fours and 3 sixes.

Samad is highly talented Under-19 cricketer of State who hails from Jammu region. He was included in the team after having a highly successful season with J&K under-19 team. He scored couple of fifties and also took couple of five wicket hauls for J&K in the Under-19 national event. Apart from that being flexible in batting makes him an asset for J&K. He is attacking batsman who can play both as opener and in middle order. Keeping that in mind it looks like that J&K has found an excellent talent and he has also got a brilliant start to his career at senior level.