Jahangeer Ganaie

Trick shots fail to do the trick for young footballer

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Says lack of facilities hampering growth of sports

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Budgam: Nicknamed after football legend Christiano Ronaldo, a young footballer from central Kashmir’s Budgam district impresses everyone with his ‘trick shots’.
Shah Huzaib, a 17-year-old boy from Charar-e-Sharief of Budgam has earned this nick name after he displayed his football skills impressing his peers in the profession.
Local football lovers say that the unique talent of trick shots is very rare in Kashmir, however, lack of infrastructure is affecting his career.
Huzaib, who is a class 11th student said that most people are unaware about trick shots in Kashmir.
“There is no trick shot player from JK so there is no infrastructure available for the same,” he rues.
“After watching trick shots of ‘Dude perfect’ which is a group of five persons, I felt inspired after which I also started practising trick shots in year 2018,” he said, adding that he has made around 250 videos of trick shots so far, among them several have been also featured on world famous websites like “Oh My Goal” and “People are awesome”.
“My aim is to become a famous footballer besides a trick shot player,” he says, adding that the problem lies in no appreciation and recognition here for trick shots here.
“If the government can come forward and support me, I can provide a platform to hundreds of youth who are interested in trick shots but lack of infrastructure, training and coaching is not allowing them to emerge as trick shot players,” he said.
“It is an upcoming skill in football and if the government comes forward and supports people like me, we can do wonders,” he concludes.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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