Parvez Rasool: From A Terror Suspect To Indian Cricket Team

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5:45 pm 2 Mar, 2016

From being a terror suspect, Parvez Rashool went on to become the first Kashmiri Muslim to be selected in the Indian Cricket Team.

He toured with the national team in 2013 for the Zimbabwe series and finally represented the team against Bangladesh in 2014, at Mirpur.

 

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Parveez raool playing with indian cricket team. telegraph

The 27-year-old hails from Bijbehara, a small town in Kashmir. His father and brother both have played cricket at club level.

The journey of Rashool was never easy. In 2009, he was detained by Karnataka police for allegedly being involved in a terrorist attack and carrying explosives in his kitbag.

However, after investigations, the police did not found him guilty and released him without any charge.

 

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Ghulam Rasool, father of cricketer Parvez Rasool , displays his son’s certificates and trophies.thehindu

After that incident, he scored an impressive 69 in the CK Nayadu Trophy game against Karnataka and continued to play good cricket.
He came into the limelight during 2013-14 Ranji Trophy in which he scored 663 runs with two centuries and three half-centuries at an average of 51 and took 27 wickets.

Rashool was awarded Lala Amarnath award for best all-rounder in the domestic circuit after his performance in the Ranji Trophy.

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Parvez Rasool celebrates after dismissing Jacques Kallis, in IIPL match. espncricinfo


He was sold for Rs 95 lakhs in the Indian Premier League Auction to Sun Risers Hyderabad in the year 2014.

 It was for the first time that any cricketer from J&K made it to IPL auction.

 

Ahead of the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Parvez Rasool has been selected into the squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

 

With his achievements, he has become an inspiration for the youth of the valley. He also plays in local tournaments and encourage and guide the young players in Kashmir.

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