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U-16 Inter-Zonal Cricket Tourney: Pacer Mujtaba shines on North Zone debut

LocalU-16 Inter-Zonal Cricket Tourney: Pacer Mujtaba shines on North Zone debut

Rookie left arm pacer of Kashmir Mujtaba Yousuf picked up two-wickets on his Inter-Zonal cricket tournament debut for North Zone side against South Zone at Hyderabad.

In the rain affected two day match; North Zone emerged out as winner. Mujtaba Yousuf along with another J&K cricketer Kanaya Wadhawan were selected for the North Zone side.Mujtaba u-16

Making his debut for North Zone, Mujtaba Yousuf who hails from Bijbehara, Anantnag picked up two crucial wickets. Both J&K born cricketers were first selected for Zonal coaching camp that was held in Mohali, Punjab and then they were selected for the North Zone team.

The duo was selected on the basis of their performance in U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy for J&K. In the event, Mujtaba played four matches in which he took 10 wickets and also scored 170 runs.  Kanhaiya had scored 295 runs emerging top run getter in India among the wicket-keepers.

Mujataba is an emerging talent from the Bijbehara, the home town of Parvez Rasool. The young pacer has represented State in U-14 tournament twice and twice at Under-16 level.

“I am happy  having contributed in my team’s win. The coach trusted me and gave me a chance. I gave my best,” he said.

“This is a big event and it will surely help me in future. During my training at Mohali I learnt a lot from known coaches,” he said. ( Source Greater kashmir)

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