In a touching display of unwavering passion for cricket, Uzair Nabi, a 13-year-old cricket enthusiast from the Tarhama Kunzer area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, has captured the hearts of many. Dreaming of representing the country, Kashmir, and his district, Baramulla, just like his idol Virat Kohli, Uzair’s dedication to the sport has become a source of inspiration for others.
Uzair’s journey to owning a proper cricket kit is a testament to his determination and resourcefulness. A photograph of him carrying his cricket equipment in a gunny bag went viral on social media, drawing the attention of netizens who praised his passion for the game.
Speaking about his humble beginnings, Uzair, a sixth-grade student, revealed, “Earlier I used to carry cricket equipment in my hand. Later on, I took a gunny bag and crafted a cricket bag out of it. I never knew my picture would go viral and receive so much fame,” he said with a smile.
Despite financial constraints, Uzair’s love for cricket never wavered. Watching his teammates with advanced cricket kit bags fueled his desire to have one of his own, but he was mindful of his family’s financial situation. “It wasn’t easy. Watching other teammates with sophisticated cricket kit bags used to hurt me a lot, but I am aware of my family’s financial status,” he added with determination in his eyes.
Uzair’s skills as an all-rounder on the field were evident, and he looked up to players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for inspiration. Encouraged by his family, he dreamt of making his mark on the cricketing world. Recognizing his potential and determination, his family reached out to the district administration and the LG administration for support.
In a heartening response, the district administration, led by Deputy Commissioner Syed Sehrish Asgar, promptly took action and gifted Uzair Nabi a brand-new cricket kit. Overwhelmed with gratitude, Uzair expressed, “I am incredibly thankful to the district administration, especially to DC Baramulla Syed Sehrish Asgar, for their invaluable support. This gift means the world to me and has boosted my confidence to pursue my dreams with even greater enthusiasm.”
Uzair’s story serves as a heartwarming example of passion and the power of community support. From crafting his cricket kit bag out of a gunny bag to now having a proper cricket kit, Uzair’s journey inspires young aspirants to follow their dreams despite the challenges they might face. His dedication to the sport and the support he received from the community exemplify the spirit of Indian youth striving to make their dreams come true.