Mohammad Hafeez to continue his education at Karachi University.
Mohammad Hafeez, the former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team and an all-rounder, started the BS Health Physical Education and Sports Sciences (HPESS) programme at the University of Karachi (UoK) on Friday.
The 42-year-old said that he couldn’t keep studying while playing professional cricket, so he was excited to finally pick up where he had left off with his education.
On Friday, the man from Sargodha met KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi at his office. The Chairman of the HPESS, Professor Dr. Basit Ansari, was also there.
A press release from KU said, “Hafeez said he was happy to be a part of the country’s largest public sector university and that he hoped HPESS would help him realise his dream of going to college.”
The statement also said that the KU VC welcomed Hafeez to the university and said that the former cricket player would be a great addition to the school, giving students the chance to learn from his experience playing cricket.
He also said that young people should get involved in sports because sports are important for their mental and physical growth.
He said that it was important to teach young people sportsmanship and that people should learn from the spirit of competition instead of being jealous of someone else’s success.
Iraqi also said that UoK offered both activities that were part of the curriculum and activities that were not.
He told Hafeez that after the amazing wins against India and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2021, the University of Karachi had offered full scholarships to the team members and decided to give them the best facilities and pay for all of their school costs. This was to show how proud the country was of the athletes who had done well in international competitions.
During his long and successful career, Hafeez played for Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is.