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.
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.
Rashool was awarded Lala Amarnath award for best all-rounder in the domestic circuit after his performance in the Ranji Trophy.
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).
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 16, 2016
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.