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Mukhtar Hussain of Dibrugarh to Represent Assam in Vijay Hazare Trophy in Chandigarh

Nov. 22: Muktar Hussain of Dibrugarh district, Assam has been selected to represent Assam state team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023-24 to be held in Chandigarh from Nov. 23. Assam will play its first match with Gujarat in Chandigarh on Thursday.

On his selection and success, Khurshed Khan, Income Tax Officer in Dibrugarh, said, “Mukhtar is already a well-known name in domestic cricket fraternity. He is representing Assam in Ranji, Vijay Hazare Trophy, etc. since 2018. We are hopeful one day he will represent India. Last year he was shortlisted for IPL auction but was unsold. He was utilized as net bowler by Sun Riser Hyderabad in IPL 2020 held at Dubai. He was trained by Glen Macgrath at MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai. He along with Prasidh Krishna was sent to National Cricket Academy, Brisbane, Australia for Training by MRF Pace Foundation in 2019. Prasidh Krishna is already representing Indian National Team. Mukhtar is only 25 years old and has a bright future ahead. I am confident he will play for India one day and make Assam and India equally proud.”

“Mukhtar Hussain’s nick name is Saiyan. In fact, he had left playing cricket till 2012. Around 10 years ago we started Cricket Coaching Center High School field. We went to his house and encouraged him to play again and from there he started his Cricket carrier. He had good potential but left Cricket due to financial constraint. Here Salim, president and secretary of Dibrugarh Cricket Stadium and a Ranji Player and coach guided Mukhtar. Thereafter he was selected in state team under 16 and 19 years and then he kept on moving and for the last three years he is playing in Ranji. He is a very promising young bowler from Dibrugarh and Assam. We wish him all the best,” said Tariq Khan who is President of Dibrugarh District Veterans Cricket Association and Sports Organiser, and President of Pioneers Sporting Club.

Afiya Begum of Dibrugarh, who represented Assam at national level in Arm Wrestling, said, “I would like to congratulate Mukhtar Hussain as he will represent our state on national platform. It is a proud moment for all of us in Dibrugarh and Assam. As I am also sportsperson and have represented Assam in Arm Wrestling would like to relate to his achievements along with the hurdles and the obstacle one goes through to reach to the level of making our hometown and our state proud. I wish all the best for his bright future.”

 

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