Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed confidence that cricketers Parvez Rasool and Shubham Khajuria would bring laurels to the state through good performance in the international arena.

"They would bring laurels to the Jammu and Kashmir state by their outstanding performance," Omar said while chairing a meeting of the Jammu District Development Board.

Young all-rounder Rasool created history by becoming the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to be named in the Indian team as the selectors opted to rest captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and four other key players for the upcoming ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

(With inputs from PTI)