Srinagar: Rasikh Dar, 17, a teenager from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district will feature in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 edition after being pocketed by Mumbai Indians in the just concluded auctions held in Jaipur.
The pace bowler is the youngest among the four children of a school teacher belonging to Kulgam district, and was bagged by the three-time IPL champions for Rs 20 lakh.
Dar is currently part of the state’s under-19 team for the Cooch Behar Trophy. He recently took six wickets in that trophy and impressed many by his bowling style, maintaining a decent length and pace.
He was shortlisted during a talent hunt by Irfan Pathan in the state.
17-year old Kashmiri pacer Rasikh Dar to feature in IPL 2019:
Guided by Pathan and local cricketer Parvez Rasool, he was picked for the state’s senior team that played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Talking about his entry into the IPL, Dar said: “I have over the years worked hard on my game and wanted to play at the highest level. This year I did well in district tournament and then was called for the talent hunt.”
“In the trials, I was fortunate to impress Pathan Bhai and others and was finally selected for the senior team. It is the dream of any cricketer to see himself in IPL,” he added.
Dar is the 4th ever cricketer from the state to be picked for the IPL. Earlier, Parvez Rasool, Manzoor Pandav and Muhammad Mudasir were also bought by Mumbai Indians.
Woman, three children die in fire in UP village
Banda, Dec 26 : Three children and their mother were burnt to death in a fire which spread from a bonfire in Dubey Purva Mau village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Mahendra Pratap Chauhan, said, “Kallu, a resident of Dubey Purva village in Marka police station area in Banda district is a daily wager from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He lived there along with his wife and three children. The sparks emanating from the bonfire lit due to the cold gutted the entire house. Possible other reasons behind the fire are also being probed.”
According to the locals, the villagers raised an alarm when they saw the flames engulfing Kallu’s house. By the time they were able to break open the door, the entire house had turned into rubble. There was only burnt debris and smoke everywhere. On receiving information, the police arrived and the fire brigade too reached the site.
Villagers said the mother and her three children were burnt to death in the fire in the kuccha house which began from a bonfire. The police and the fire brigade personnel put out the fire and removed the bodies from the rubble.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate said prima facie the cause of the fire appears to be the sparks from the bonfire. But only an investigation can confirm the actual reason.