Nawaz, who has also played U14, U16 and U19 with good stats as a wicket keeper batsman remains dedicated to his cricketing passion with full enthusiasm and commitment. After playing seven school nationals and captaining J&K team for three times at the U-19 level, it took Nawaz seven long years to get in the reckoning of J&K senior cricket team.
In addition to all the aforesaid achievements, Nawaz added another feather to his cap when he became only second player from Jammu and Kashmir, who got sponsorship from sports gear manufacturing firm, BDM. He was also awarded as the best wicket keeper at National level wicket keeping camp at Delhi where many renowned wicket keepers from different parts of country were participating.
The participation of Nawaz Rather, in such prestigious cricket tournaments will encourage more talented cricketers from Poonch to pursue career in cricket.