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In PHOTOS: Omar Abdullah, the cricketer

August 18, 2013 15:08 IST

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah showed his cricketing skills as he played the game with the locals of Brenwar, a remote village in Budgam district, where he was "grounded" due to bad weather.

"Got stuck in Brenwar, Budgam earlier today (Saturday) when the weather grounded me. So played cricket with the locals," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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Photographs: Courtesy Omar Abdullah's Twitter page

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The chief minister had gone to the village on Saturday to inspect the 7.5 MW Small Hydro Power Project (SHPP) set up on IPP mode over Doodganga Nallah, a tributary of Sukhnag.

Omar said he was happy to be "grounded", apparently referring to the opportunity he got to do things that he would not be able to do in the normal course.

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Photographs: Courtesy Omar Abdullah's Twitter page

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"I've never been happier to be grounded and more disappointed when the weather cleared and we took off," he said.

"With the wicket keeper more keen to report the proceedings of the match, I'll sneak a few byes," Omar tweeted.

Omar, an avid fan of cricket, follows the game keenly and tweets about matches and developments regularly. 

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