9-year-old Mumin yearns to play for team India

9-year-old Mumin yearns to play for team India


Kulgam, Jun 16: Mumin Liyakat from Kulgam is one among many cricketers who dream of playing for team India.


To achieve his dream, he has been playing cricket every day before 9 am and after 4 pm.


“My favourite player is Virat Kohli and I am following his style,” he said, adding, “my family has been very supportive for me and are always encouraging me to play cricket”.


His father Liyakat Ahmad Dar told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that he left cricket in 2012 after he got injured in the playfield. But he also has been constantly guiding his son in the game.


“My son plays with a leather ball from day one and he has been practicing on cemented turf instead of an ordinary turf,” he said, adding that the ball on cemented turf comes with more speed and it gives batsman less time to react.


His coach Abrar ul Haq said that Mumin is full of talent and the way he plays shot at this very young age that too on cemented turf, it seems he is a born talented and will achieve his dream—(KNO)