J&K’s first Volleyball professional from Poonch, Saqlain owes credit to father Tariq

Young and talented Volleyball player from the remote district Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, who recently turned professional by finding berth in the Mumbai team for the Premier League starting tomorrow

TSL News Network

JAMMU, Feb 1: Young and talented Volleyball player from the remote district Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, who recently turned professional by finding berth in the Mumbia team for the Premier League starting tomorrow, credited his father, Mohd Tariq with whatever he has achieved in life, especially in the field of sports.

Saqlain replied to an online questioner send to him by the medium of a PR agency. The excerpts of the Interview are:

First professional player form J&K

It feels great and I take huge pride in the fact that I’m the first professional player from my state of J&K. There’s actually no words to describe the feeling but I do hope that I prove to be an inspiration for today’s generation.

Message to young spikers from J&K

With so many distractions in today’s times, it’s very important for young spikers to channelise their energies in a positive way. They should stay determined and strong headed to succeed in whatever pursuit they undertake.

Role of his father

My father played a very important role in shaping my life and my career. He has sacrificed everything he had just to make sure I had enough resources to pursue my dreams. Whatever I am today, I owe it all to him. He’s always been my idol and I hope I am a tleast half the person he has been.