Jordan stage for handballer

City teenager Nadim Quraishi has found a slot in the 16-member Indian team for the 8th Asian Men's Youth Handball Championship to be held at Amman, Jordon, from September 14 to 24.

By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur
  • Published 12.09.18
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Nadim Quraishi

Jamshedpur: City teenager Nadim Quraishi has found a slot in the 16-member Indian team for the 8th Asian Men's Youth Handball Championship to be held at Amman, Jordon, from September 14 to 24.

The 18-year-old resident of Dhatkidih is currently in Faizabad and will leave for Lucknow on Wednesday to collect his kit from the Handball Federation of India.

Jharkhand State Handball Association (JSHA) secretary Khurshid Khan said they felt happy over Nadim's selection in the national team. "Nadim is a talented player and he got the break at the right time," he added.

"Nadim is just 18 years old but has shown immense talent on handball courts to find a place in the Indian team. He started practicing handball in 2010 and has made good progress. We are optimistic about his performance in Jordon," Khan added.

The young handballer hones his skills at a cradle run by Tata Steel sports wing at JRD Tata Sports Complex under mentors Firoz Khan and A. Prakash Rao. He represented Jharkhand in the Junior National Handball Championship held in Jorhat, Assam, in 2014.

"He has also represented the state in the nationals under junior category on several occasions. Nadim moves really fast on the court," Khan said.

Nadim said he would try his best to perform well at the Asian meet. "I think I am in good form. I am excited for my international debut," he over phone from Faizabad.

Mentor Firoz Khan said he spotted Nadim when he used to play handball at Dhatkidih bustee and subsequently brought him to the Tata cradle in 2010. "I was very impressed with Nadim's physique and thought of training him at the cradle. He is truly sincere and hard working," he said.

JSHA president Pradip Kumar Balmuchu and other officials have congratulated Nadim for his selection.