Tahir Ibn Manzoor - Test Match Blogger
Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a freelance journalist from Kashmir, who loves long-form journalism. He has featured in Wisden India, Times of Oman, Tribune Blogs, Cricket World and The Quint.
He is currently founder/editor @Kashmir Outlook - the monthly web magazine from J&K.
Manzoor considers himself as the Test match blogger – technically the wall at the grubby courtyard where he had scored runs in tons eating buns while feeding hens in a coop – normatively and narratively TORPID – statistically averages MINUS who aimed BIRDS and WINDOW PANES of his neighbours with his 9-year-old ALPHA BAT that died over a FREE-HIT.
Known as the wall, the wicket-keeper batsman once in a blue moon tried OFF-SPIN and LEG-SPIN, but failed in the long run. His best memory in cricket comes from a sweep shot and a last ball match-winning six off a spinner in a countryside match.
Now, he bats virtually @TahirIbnManzoor, down the order. He follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down scorecard when he turned 11.
Above all, the former student of Convergent Journalism Student at Central University of Kashmir, where he did his specialization in Narrative Journalism and worked on a project titled as ‘Cricket for Kashmir’.