Three-time champion of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians, is known for their ability to unearth rare talents in India.
Cricket news: The IPL franchise has a knack of discovering rare and prodigious talents
This time they have chosen 17-year-old pacer Rasikh Salam from Jammu and Kashmir and has asked him to attend the trails, which is expected to take place tomorrow, for this year’s IPL.
The player has recently featured in a couple of games for his state in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he took the wickets of Baba Aparajith, Narayan Jagadeesan and Mahipal Lomror. An associate of the IPL franchise, which is led by Rohit Sharma, was impressed by Rasikh’s bowling in the match against Tamil Nadu.
The associate member then decided to call the young lad for trials in Mumbai Indians base camp. “He (the associate member of Mumbai Indians) was amazed to see Rasik’s pace and swing at such a small age. Later, he invited Rasikh for the trial camp of Mumbai Indians that is scheduled to take place at Mumbai tomorrow,” the official of JSKA was quoted as saying in Sportskeeda.
Rasikh came into the limelight when he was chosen by former Indian speedster Irfan Pathan through a talent hunt camp held at Shei-I-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar. Pathan and J&K skipper Parvez Rasool were all praise for the young talent.
Mumbai Indians has always been known for digging up hidden talents and the best example is Jasprit Bumrah, who is currently one of the best bowlers in the Indian national team.
Not many players have come up from Jammu and Kashmir. Spinner Parvez Rasool played only one match in both ODI and T20I format for the national team. However he was part of 11 matches in the IPL. But another cricketer from the state, Manzoor Dar, was selected in the IPL but did not get a game.