When floodwater entered Indian cricketer Parveez Rasool's Bijbehara residence 10 days back, his first reflex action was to drag his two cricket kit bags upstairs on the first floor but little did he expect what followed after that.
Off-spinner Parveez Rasool on Sunday became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India in a One-Day International when he took the field against Bangladesh in the series-opener here.
Taking a dig at the poor cricket infrastructure in the state, Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parveez Rasool today voiced his concerns about lack of quality facilities, which is a hindrance for the talented cricketers to showcase their skills and come into national reckoning.
Jammu and Kashmir`s dream run in the Ranji Trophy came to an end after Punjab defeated them by a 100 runs to enter the semifinals of the premier domestic event on the fourth day of their last-eight stage match here on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parveez Rasool continued his brilliant all-round performance with a five-wicket haul as their Ranji Trophy quarter final match seemed headed for an exciting finish with Punjab leaving them with a target of 324 for a historic victory here.
After a stellar show in their last two matches, Jammu and Kashmir today suffered a batting collapse to be bundled out for just 85 runs in 29.5 overs against Maharashtra in their Group C Ranji Trophy match, here today.
Promising all-rounder Parveez Rasool shone with a four-wicket haul as the Ranji Trophy Group `C` match between Jammu and Kashmir and Goa was evenly poised on the third and penultimate day at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium, here today.
Promising all-rounder Parveez Rasool impressed with a five-wicket haul but West Indies `A` held the edge as they made inroads into the India `A` batting line-up after being all out for 429 in the first unofficial Test here on Thursday.
The legendary Bishan Singh Bedi, who has been instrumental in shaping young Parveez Rasool`s career, feels the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer should play his natural game and not think about competing with a seasoned pro like Ravichandran Ashwin.
Parveez Rasool, who made an impressive IPL debut for Pune Warriors recently, will be the star attraction of the first-ever Jammu and Kashmir Corporate Cricket Premier League (JKCPL) scheduled to begin next week.