Jammu and Kashmir CM lauds Rasool`s IPL debut performance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdulla lavished praise on Parveez Rasool for making an impressive debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

"Well done Parvez Rasool. Great name for your first scalp," the CM wrote on his twitter page referring to Rasool`s maiden IPL scalp Jacques Kallis during Pune Warriors` match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rasool bowled four tight overs off-breaks as he had impressive figures of 1/23 to show for his efforts.

"Finally Parvez Rasool gets a game in the 2013 #IPL. Come on Parvez make us proud. Good luck," the Chief minister had tweeted before the start of play.

After spending time on the sidelines for 12 matches, the 24-year-old all-rounder from Bijbehara area in south Kashmir finally found a place in the playing XI of Pune Warriors.

Rasool replaced leg-spinner Rahul Sharma to earn his maiden IPL cap. The unassuming player from the valley shot to limelight with a seven-wicket haul against visiting Australians while playing for the Board President`s XI earlier this year.