Maqsooma: Kargil’s young cricket sensation

Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, UT Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar announced a complete cricket set to Kaksar High School in Kargil after a video of Maqsooma, a class 6th student speaking about her passion for cricket went viral.

In the video, Maqsooma acknowledges the support and training she receives from her father at home and her teacher at school. She articulates her aspiration to be a cricketer like former Indian captain, Virat Kohli. Many people including several international cricketers from around the world appreciated her cricketing skills and attitude.

Youth Services and Sports Department, Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh decided to extend support not just to young Maqsooma, but also to her team and the whole school.

Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, UT Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar said, “Cricket is a team sport and we must nurture students like Maqsooma and others to hone their skills and ability to play in a team.”

He further added that efforts are underway to develop sports infrastructure in the mountainous region of Ladakh along with the identification of such talent in different sports for additional support and coaching.

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