Watch: Manzoor Dar's family and friends celebrate in Kashmir, as he grabs IPL deal

Altogether a new journey has started for Manzoor Ahmad Dar. A young talent from Jammu and Kashmir went under the hammer and was sold to Kings XI Punjab on the second day of IPL 2018 auction for his base price, INR 20 lakhs. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Jan 29, 2018, 07.19 AM (IST)

Altogether a new journey has started for Manzoor Ahmad Dar. A young talent from Jammu and Kashmir went under the hammer and was sold to Kings XI Punjab on the second day of IPL 2018 auction for his base price, INR 20 lakhs.

Punjab has pooled in few very big deals in the auction, for example, R Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.

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Manzoor was taken by Kings XI in the third round of auction. This contract has given new hopes to this Kashmiri kid, as he aspires to play for Indian International cricket team.

Now, Manzoor is all set to touch the stars, with his entry in IPL he will be sharing the dressing room with some world class players like Chris Gayle and David Miller and he would not just get a chance to play alongside the best cricket talent of the world but also come on the radar of international cricket.

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24-year-old batting all-rounder hails from the Sumbal Sonawari village.

Manzoor is a man of many talents - a weightlifter, kabbadi player, wood artist and a security guard - but has always had a passion for cricket, his coach and selectors swear by his raw talent and ability to hit balls out of the biggest grounds.

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The 24-year-old is the sole bread earner in his family. He is the oldest of the five siblings and worked hard to make ends meet.

He is the first professional sportsperson of the Sonawari village of Kashmir. In the year 2010, he joined cricket club and started playing professional cricket.

Manzoor earned about Rs 3000 from his night job Owing to the poor financial condition, Manzoor’s friend would handover the salary to him and his total earnings for the month came up to a mere Rs 6000.