Jammu, Feb 02: Senior PDP leader Nizamuddin Bhat on Friday congratulated Ishtiaq alias Robby, the ace cricketer from Bandipora to make it to the Vijay Hazare One Dayer , National event taking place shortly.
Bhat said his selection comes as good news for any upcoming sportsperson who want to contribute to national and international events on the basis of merit and performance.
He said Bandipora is a known place of sports lovers and Ishtiaq's selection on merit for a national level tournament will surely come as an encouragement to all and will amply facilitate sports promotion in the state.
He said Ishtiaq deserved a chance as he is known for his potential and performance. "The selectors have shown impartiality, the essence and culture of sports. This enhances the credibility which had become suspect in the eyes of sports lovers for bad reasons," he said.
Bhat said that now onwards things will further improve and environment for push in sports activities will become further conducive to groom talented sportspersons for giving state a pride place in sports world.