This Kashmiri Football Club Is Fighting for a New Beginning
It’s been more than a month and the players of Real Kashmir FC have not been in touch with their families. It was on the day of Eid that their owners had specially arranged for the players to speak to their families and since then the boys have been travelling and playing games across the nation without really knowing if their families are safe or not.
When asked about the amount of change that has come in their game due to the lock down of the valley, the players were firm on the fact that when they are on the field they ensure that their entire focus is on the game.
The team comprises players and staff not just from Kashmir but from all around the world. The coach David Robertson from Scotland believes that the players are really strong and nothing can come in between their game.
Whenever I’m about to play a game, I call up my parents. My mother and father, and tell them that I’m going to play and they would give me blessings. So, when we played Durand Cup, I was missing that a lot and I was missing my family before every game. Although, the coach would motivate us in the dressing room by telling us that we are like your family.Danish Bhat, Player, Real Kashmir FC
The team played the Durand Cup after the abrogation of Article 370 and made it till the semi-finals of the cup. They lost to Mohun Bagan in the Semi Finals of the cup.
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Producer: Bilal Jaleel