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Guardian NextGen 2022: Meet Kashmiri teenager Suhail Bhat, who is on the Guardian’s Next Gen 2022 list

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Guardian NextGen 2022: 17-year-old Suhail Bhat has been named in the Guardian’s Next Generation 2022 list. The Kashmiri teenager is listed as…

Guardian NextGen 2022: 17-year-old Suhail Bhat has been named on the Guardian’s Next Generation 2022 list. The Kashmiri teenager has been listed as one of the top 60 young talents in the world of football by British daily The Guardian. It is a rare honor for a footballer from India to be named in the best list of an esteemed British daily. Follow InsideSport.IN for LIVE updates on Indian Football and ISL

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From Club Brugge’s Antonio Nusa to Bayern Munich’s Mathys Tel, The Guardian included footballers from various clubs. In total, they selected 60 of the most talented players born in 2005.

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Guardian NextGen 2022: Who is Suhail Bhat from India?

Born on 8 April 2005, Suhail Ahmed Bhat currently plays as a striker for I-League club Indian Arrows. In 2017, Bhat was selected from a football camp in Srinagar to attend the Sports Council Football Academy.

Suhail was first called up to the Indian national under-16 football team in January 2021. He scored on his debut against the UAE as India earned a 1-0 win over the hosts in Dubai.

Suhail Bhat has always wanted to play for India at the international level. But he struggled before putting pen to paper because he was worried that if he joined India’s Under-16 team, his academic pursuits would suffer, according to The Goal last year.

Bhat is a student of Shah-i-Hamdan Educational Institute in Bemina, Srinagar.

Sajid Dar is Bhat’s coach and Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council Football Academy’s Honorary Technical Director.

Dar first noticed Bhat in one of the Sports Council’s “Mission 22” scouting missions. The scouting missions involved scouting for talent in the then 22 districts of J&K to identify potential players. He was selected in 2017 for the U-13 category as a striker from the Srinagar camp.

Guardian NextGen 2022: Meet Kashmiri teenager Suhail Bhat, who is on the Guardian’s Next Gen 2022 list as one of the BEST 60 Young Talents in World Football – Check Out

The Guardian in their column dubbed Sajid Dar to be the long-term successor of India’s batting legend Sunil Chhetri.

“This hard-working striker was identified as one of the brightest talents in the Kashmir region even before he was a teenager. Willing to run at defenders and full of confidence, he has excelled at every youth level he has been thrown in – to score on his Under-16 debut for India against the United Arab Emirates in 2021 – meaning hopes are high that the 17-year-old will ultimately be the long-term successor to India’s marquee legend Sunil Chhetri,” wrote the British daily on their website.

Guardian NextGen 2022: Meet Kashmiri teenager Suhail Bhat, who is on the Guardian’s Next Gen 2022 list as one of the BEST 60 Young Talents in World Football – Check Out

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