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He is a talented allrounder: Meet Mehraj Amin

He is a talented allrounder: Meet Mehraj Amin

On the outskirts of Srinagar, boys are playing cricket in a playfield at Narbal. Among these boys is a Cricketer, who has got good fame, Mehraj Amin. He passes the ball to a young player and comes with us for a chat as he sees us. In 2011, Mehraj Amin was making inroads into the beautiful game of cricket, when the senior cricketers from his village saw potential in him to become a future star. Dawood Ahmed is a local former Cricketer himself and now coaches the local players took him under his wing on the insistence of senior cricketers. Dawood was his first coach and Mehraj still hasn’t forgotten his teachings.  

With time came game and name, so did the offers from different teams across Kashmir to play with them. Currently, Mehraj is an important part of Narbal Cricket Club and Friends Motors Cricket Club. Mehraj is a dashing batsman but it isn’t always his batting, which has won him accolades, it’s his ability with the ball too. Mehraj is a genuine T20 allrounder who can bat anywhere and roll his arm in crunch situations.

Mehraj has played some great innings in his career and rates his innings of 70 runs at Andergam as his best when his team was in tatters at 80/8 needing more than a humongous effort to rescue them towards victory and he did it with ease. Mehraj can also play long innings and his 7 centuries are proof of it and countless fifty+ scores make for it. His best bowling performance is a 6 wicket haul when he dented the hopes of the opposition taking 6/21.

Mehraj has won 40+ Man of the match awards and 5 Man of the series awards. Though Mehraj has not played any nationals he believes, he can play it one day as he has the capability to do it. For time being, Mehraj is working hard towards achieving his goal of representing Jammu and Kashmir at the national level.

With the introduction of T20 cricket, the trend has changed in acquiring players for the teams. Owners as well as captain’s want a player in the team, who are 3 dimensional. This trend perfectly suits Mehraj Amin for he can bat, bowl, and is electric on the field. This thing has made him a go-to player for many big teams of the valley. Mehraj on his day can be pretty much dangerous and can win you matches singlehandedly.

As the time for goodbyes came, a young boy in his early teens came running towards Mehraj and said Mehraj Baya, can you face my bowling? Mehraj obliged and picked up the bat and was pretty much engrossed in his cricketing life.

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