A Parathawala From A Roadside Stall In Pakistan May Soon Represent The National Cricket Team

The Logical Indian

January 13th, 2017 / 2:11 PM

Source: thepashtuntimes | Image Courtesy: thepashtuntimesfacebook

It’s not very long ago that dreamy-eyed Pakistani chaiwallah caught the attention of many girls around the world. Whatever be the state of the nation, People of Pakistan are sincerely trying to give the best. The new fairytale in the making – meet the parantha wala who makes crispy paranthas with one hand and plays crispy shots with the other. Soon going to play for the National Cricket Academy’s (NCA) team in T20 matches against Malaysian cricket team in Lahore, his story is an inspiring one.

Hanan Khan is a parantha wala in Karachi, Pakistan who hails from Balochistan which has remained the region of insurgency in the recent times. The 19-year-old  is a left-handed batsman who has previously represented Quetta in domestic matches and was selected by quota gladiators in the talent hunt last year. His selection is also significant because Khan himself stated that Balochistan is a region where the love for cricket does not rush through the veins of the people like in the other parts of Pakistan, but the selectors still come to find hidden talent from a fewer number of players.

His effort did not go in vain when he received what he recalls as the ‘call of the year’.

“When the first telephone call came from Lahore, I was playing a match. Later I called back and was informed about my selection,” he recalled expressing how amazed he was by the news. The player thought it to be a prank but later gathered his excitement when he was assured of his selection by the NCA.

He added that he is optimistic about his performance in the forthcoming matches and that this selection is going to give him the boost to perform his best so as to get selected for the national team. The left-handed batsman is thankful to the PCB as well.

With this roaring talent from Pakistan, the youth around the world would be encouraged to take the risk and show the world their utmost potential as many cricketers still struggle in the domestic matches even though cricket is the most celebrated sport in India and as well as Pakistan. But since the new motto of young, bold, and wild has surfaced, the experienced members of the federations around the world are giving a serious chance to the younger generation of the society.

We wish him the best and hope that he succeeds in making it to the national team too, giving hope to hundreds like him.

 


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