Pakistan is a land where various sports are being played. Pakistani players are being recognized and loved by people all around the world. But in fact, great players are not born every day. It requires immense determination and hard work to reach at the top. Here are the top ten Pakistani players relating to various games:
Imran Khan born on 25 November 1952 is a former Pakistani cricketer who was a great player of international cricket for about two decades. He played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as a team captain from time to time throughout 1982-1992. After getting retired from cricket in 1987 World Cup, he was asked to join the team again in 1988. After joining again he led his team to World Cup victory in 1992. He made a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket.
Wasim Akram born on 3rd June 1966 is a retired Pakistani left arm fast bowler and batsman of cricket .He is considered as one of the best bowlers in cricket. He made a world record for most wickets in List A cricket with 881 and is at second position One Day International wickets with a total of 502 wickets. He is referred to be one of the founders of reverse swing bowling. On May 18, 2003, he unexpectedly announced to get retired from international cricket.
He is a former World’s number one professional squash player from Pakistan, who is recognized as one of the greatest players of squash .Throughout his career he got the World Open title six times and the British Open title ten times. During five years from 1981 to 1986 he won 555 consecutive matches. He got retired as a player in 1993.
Jansher Khan was a professional Pakistani squash player. He is amongst the best players of squash at international level. He won various titles which include the World Open title eight times and the British Open title six times. In 2001, he publicly declared his retirement from squash. As a whole , he won of 99 professional titles and stood at first rank for over six years.
He is a Pakistani hockey player He led Pakistani team to Hockey World Cup in 1978 and won it. In his leadership, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy and an Asian Games Gold medal also. After he got retired he has is still linked with hockey as a coach and manager of the National team.
He is a field hockey player .He is popular as a defender and penalty corner specialist. One of his greatest achievements is that he is the highest scorer in Hockey .He has a record of 313 goals for in international competition
He is an internationally famous Pakistani amateur snooker player. He achieved much fame at domestic as well as international level. In 1994, he became the IBSF World Snooker Champion. Moreover in 2006, he beat an Australian player to win the IBSF World Masters Championship.
She is one of the female swimmers for the country, who participated at international level. She participated for Pakistan at the 2008 Olympics. Moreover she swam for Pakistan at the Asian and Commonwealth games. She was won 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the 28th Pakistan National Games in 2001. The performance gave her the title “Golden Girl”.
He is a professional Pakistani tennis player. He is at present Pakistan’s top player. He is the only Pakistani tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam. Aisam and his partner Rohan Bopanna have started a campaign, Stop War Start Tennis, with their motive to play a match on the border lconnceting India and Pakistan. In November 2010 Aisam was selected The United Nations Development Program goodwill ambassador
She was born in London. Her great uncle Hashim Khan, who is known as the godfather of squash. She started playing squash in England at age 12. In start she represented England and was a top junior player, who won various junior titles including being European junior number one. At the age of 19 she decided to represent Pakistan. After then, she made history because she was the first female to pursue a career in this game.