Who has not heard about an old age adage, ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman.’ However, the Qamran Iqbal of Jammu and Kashmir State shares a different story. He wishes to replicate what Virat Kohli is doing for senior Team India.
Iqbal is a new star-studded cricketer from the politically-troubled region of J&K. He used to serve as a net bowler in the local matches throwing leather balls like a bowling machine.
If there is someone behind the success of the rising Under-19 cricketer from the heart of the city Srinagar, it is his father, Iqbal Lone.
The father of Qamran is a friend, a father and a guide for him. On occasions, he is the firm while as he shares eccentric qualities as well.
Most importantly, he is someone who is close to the heart of the rising cricketer from Kashmir, who hails from Safakadal, an area of Srinagar.
Qamran Iqbal poses for a photograph. Photo Credit: Web.The father of Qamran Iqbal, Iqbal apart from being a cricket buff is a doctor by profession. He is working in the Valley’s Premier City Hospital.
The 18-year-old U-19 rising star from Kashmir region wants to be a next Virat Kohli or Viv Richards.
“Yes, I am a dreamer,” the stylish opening batsman and captain of the Jammu and Kashmir U-19 team told News 18.
“I aim to turn up for India seniors. I want to play Test cricket first and shorter format games,” he added.
Qamran breaks into the squad of India B in Quadrangular series. He earned the place following his splendid performance in last three years.
Qamran Iqbal in the squad of India B:
Apart from India B, India A and the junior teams of Nepal and Afghanistan will take part in the event. The tournament will commence from September 12, and the final of the competition will take place on September 18.
Qamran is hopeful that he will score a pile of runs in the series. Apart from scoring runs, he is eyeing to deceive the batsmen in the tournament with the trait of his leg-spin bowling.
Majid Dar, who is the coach and former Ranji player predicted that Qamran is the next big thing in J&K cricket.
“He has hit a few tons and notched a few fifties in last two years and based on those performances, he was selected for the Colts team,” he said.
The all-rounder has been a consistent performer with the bat. He scored runs in U-14, U-16 and now U-19 circuit from around six years.