A picture of boys playing cricket in the outskirts of the city won the kashmiri freelance photographer to win the prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year.
Saqib Majeed, an engineer by profession clicked the award-winning picture at the Nishat garden in Srinagar. Majeed is the first Kashmiri and second Asian after Atul Kamble to receive the prestigious award.
Every year MCC publishes a book titled Wisden Cricketer Almanack, which includes best sports pictures from across the globe. This year’s edition includes Majeed’s picture.
The click had absorbed the nature’s own beauty coupled with cricketers playing the game in their own way.
“It was an autumn day when I visited the Nishat Garden with a friend to click some pictures. When I reached the garden, some guys were playing cricket under the shade of Chinar trees. I started to click the pictures for next half-an-hour,” Majeed said.