After Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq enrols at Karachi University’s HPESS
Not long after former cricketer Mohammad Hafeez said he was going back to school, Pakistani batter Asad Shafiq said he was going to the University of Karachi to study Health, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences (HPESS).
An official statement from KU says that Shafiq will be a BS Third Year student on the evening shift.
On Monday, the test cricketer went to the VC Secretariat to meet HPESS Chairman Professor Dr. Basit Ansari and KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi.
Shafiq told the chairman and VC at this meeting that he had to stop going to school after he graduated because he had to do national duty and play sports.
He said that now was the best time for him to go back to school, and he hoped that other cricket players would do the same in the near future.
In response, the KU VC said that Shafiq’s admission was a good sign and that more athletes were coming to the department to follow their dreams and get their degrees, which showed a trend.
“Shafiq has a lot of experience, and people outside of his department will be able to learn from it. I’m sure it will be a pleasant surprise for his classmates to see Shafiq in class “he said.
The VC also said that KU was working to promote extracurricular activities on campus in addition to making sure it had the best classrooms and labs.
He said that the University of Karachi had given athletes who had competed for their country in international competitions a full scholarship.
Shafiq has scored 12 test centuries so far in his career. Nine of those came while he was batting at number six, which is a world record and makes him the player with the most test centuries.
Sir Garfield Sobers, who had set the record by scoring eight centuries for the West Indies, was beaten by the batter.
Former captains Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez, who just started at KU last week in the same department, as well as Test cricketer Saud Shakeel are also students at KU.