Indian Premier League also called Tata IPL is the infamous league of cricket; the game worshipped by fans in our country has produced thousands of talents bringing up domestic cricketers at an international level. IPL has proved to be a tournament setting high standards with a highly competitive environment making it the best and the toughest league in the world. In an auction where players go for crores and crores of rupees, getting your name up in the auction or getting selected as a net bowler too is a big deal! This currently undergoing league comprises 10 teams with two new additional cities this year with 14 matches per team to gear up their fight to survive in the race to the playoffs, where only four teams qualify to win the cup.
In a tournament like this, where it’s a dream come true for any player to even find their names on the list, an LPU BA (Hons) student Basit Bashir has been selected as a net bowler for Punjab Kings (PBKS), a team that is lead by Mayank Agarwal and is in the race of playoffs. LPU once again hasn’t left a corner in the world and has shown its caliber in every sports league possible including the Olympics, pro-Kabaddi league, and now IPL. Basit Bashir has also been seen interacting with famous cricketers and role models of millions like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and gained precious tips and tricks that will help him in his career as a cricketer in the future.
This achievement is set to change his life and in no time he will find himself on the auction list of players with the most successful teams bidding for him at the auction table. This life-altering experience has motivated him in his journey to becoming an accomplished cricketer with invaluable guidance from the best in the business and the names engraved in the history of international cricket.
Bashir is a 19-year-old fast bowler from Kupwara and has been a part of Under-16 in 2016 and Under-19 from 2020 to 2022 for Jammu and Kashmir on the national stage. His dream is to play for India on the international stage and make the country proud. LPU wishes him the best of luck in his journey for the most celebrated sport in the country, a sport that not just contains fans, but devotees as well, and wishes for him to shine in the future.