Daniyal excels in Pakistan Open amateur category.


Byline: Mohsin Ali

ISLAMABAD -- Young bowling sensation, 14-year-old Daniyal Ur Rehman created huge waves in Pakistan Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2019, as he left all the seniors behind in the amateur category to grab top position after the first round of matches played here at Leisure City Bowling Club, Jinnah Park on late Thursday night.

Daniyal, who is son of Pakistan's most decorated bowler Ijaz Ur Rehman, narrowly missed the title last time around and once again, he continued his brilliant run in the mega event, where the top amateurs like Faheem, Imran Mani, Farukh and Mehboob were in action, but the youngster had no fear of playing against the best in the business and showed he has blood of a champion in him.

It was earlier announced that the deaf and dumb category matches will be played on the second night of the championship, but due to accident of one of the main deaf contestant, the category matches were rescheduled on the request of other deaf and dumb bowlers and instead the amateur category matches were played.

Total 45 bowlers form across the country tried their luck in the amateur category. In the first round, each bowler was awarded two games each. After the first round, major surprises were witnessed as few of the biggest names in this particular category bowed out at the very first hurdle. In the absence of defending champion Shahrukh, who opted to play in the professionals category, Daniyal took the centre stage as after first round, he was enjoying massive lead over his nearest rivals and after the pre-quarterfinals, he further consolidated his lead. But as the quarterfinal round started, Daniyal started showing sign of nerves and was committing too many mistakes. He was missing the strikes and twice his ball went into...

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