Make us proud now: Omar Abdullah to Parvez Rasool

The 24-year-old Rasool, who has been in contention for national selection for a while now after a string of impressive performances, got the nod in the squad after the national selectors preferred to go in with a young team for the series, to be held from July 24 to August 3 at Harare and Bulawayo.

updated: July 05, 2013 18:55 IST
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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday called on promising all-rounder Parvez Rasool to make the state proud after he became the first cricketer from the valley to be selected in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Abdullah congratulated Rasool on his selection in the 15-member Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

"Have heard the great news about Parvez Rasool being selected to play for India against Zimbabwe. Well deserved selection. Make us proud now," the Jammu and Kashmir CM wrote on his twitter page.

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