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The Sopore Express: Meet Owais Baba

The Sopore Express: Meet Owais Baba

Owais Baba is the name that is doing rounds now in the valley. Hailing From the Sopore area of Baramulla district, Owais is a Lanky Fast bowler who is known for rattling oppositions with sheer pace.

As most of the Kashmiri’s do, Owais too started His career in streets and local grounds way back in 2012 and started rising through the ranks early on in his career. In 2016 Owais joined Sopore Sports Club and that is where his career took an upward graph. Owais being a top Lethal fast bowler Idolises “The Rawalpindi Express” Shoiab Akhter and “The Binga” Brett Lee.

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He continued to impress one and all with his Fast bowling to an extent that he started to represent Some top Teams of the Valley including “Kashmir Gymkhana” and ” Bradman Sopore”. Baba is probably the only bowler of North Kashmir who has taken all 10 wickets of the opposition in a T20 match a feat that he achieved in the recent season.

Owais has been inspired by the only International Cricketer of the Valley “Parveez Rasool” IPL stars “Rasik Salam” and “Abdul Samad”. The best moment in Owais’s career was when he went to play the Mumbai League and met the then Maharashtra captain “Nawshad Sheikh” who also has played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Owais is considered as one of the prospects for J&K cricket and there is no doubt about that if he continues to perform like he has been doing. With age on his side, Owais Baba is certainly one for the Future.

Muzamil Manzar is a young writer who hails from the Kralpora area of the Kupwara district.

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