Valley's village boy 'Rohil' makes it to Indian Softball team
Post by RK News on Monday, June 12, 2023
Srinagar, June 11: A village boy from Kashmir Valley 'Rohil Rashid' has made a big stride in the field of Softball as he has been selected for the Asia Cup (Men) Softball Championship to be held at Kochi, Japan from June 25 to June 28, 2023.
Rohil, youngest son of prominent sports promoter Abdul Rashid Ahanger from village Takya Behram Shah from District Anantnag of Jammu & Kashmir will be participating in the Asian Softball Championship Japan 2023.
Rohil started his sports career in the sport of Softball at the age of 11 from Inter School, Inter District, Inter Division, State Level, National Level Championships.
Rohil got selected during final selection trials held by Softball Association of India after he attended various India Camps conducted by SBAI in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh; Jalgoan, Maharashtra and Pondicherry.
"It is really a proud moment for sports fraternity that Rohil is second athlete from Jammu & Kashmir after Harleen Kour who is participating in the International Softball Championship in 2023.
Harleen from Jammu district was part of the Indian National Women team who participated in Women Asia Cup Softball Championship at South Korea.
What is more delightful for sports fraternity is that NIS Topper 2006 of Softball, Harvinder Singh is accompanying this Indian (Men) team as Coach for Asia Cup (Men) Softball Championship at Japan," said Waseem Raja Khan, General Secretary J&K Softball Association.
He said that J&K Sports Council is providing every possible support for the development and promotion of Softball in Jammu & Kashmir, adding Secretary Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council Ms Nuzhat Gul has been instrumental in uplifting the standard of sports in J&K.
Indian National Softball team will leave from New Delhi for Japan on June 23, 2023 under the banner of Softball Association of India.