The youngster hails from Kashmir and is receiving international acclaim due to his potential.

The Guardian, a national British daily, has released a list of 60 of the best young talents in world football who were born in 2005. It features players like Mathys Tel, Amadu Balde and more who play in elite European clubs and for teams across the globe. Interestingly, India’s Suhail Bhat also features in the list of the best 60 wonder kids in world football.

 It is a great moment for the young Indian forward who plays for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) developmental side, Indian Arrows. While it is worth noting that the AIFF Executive Committee has decided to disband the Indian Arrows project, players like Suhail Bhat benefited from it nonetheless.

The 17-year-old has been excellent at all youth levels and also scored on his Under-16 debut for India against the United Arab Emirates last year.

The well-researched list includes players from all corners of the world, be it South America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, etc.

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Suhail Bhat hails from the northern part of India, that is Kashmir. The valley produces brilliant footballers and the youngster is representative of the quality that the region possesses. The recognition coming Suhail’s way will certainly motivate him to perform better and grow as an individual in the forthcoming years.

Indian Arrows is a developmental project aimed to give budding Indian footballers more exposure and aid in their growth. However, it has been disbanded to refocus on Indian football’s future and its direction. Suhail Bhat is one of the players that came through the Arrows project and has a bright future ahead.

Being considered amongst the likes of Mathys Tel (Bayern Munich’s youngest scorer ever) is a moment of pride for Suhail Bhat. It goes to show the potential of the wonder kid who will hope to be Sunil Chhetri’s successor in future. India desperately needs more homegrown strikers who are natural finishers and the boy from Kashmir could be the answer to those prayers.

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