10 Most Popular Sportsmen Pakistan History

AMIR KHAN – BOXER 

Amir Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. At the regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. Amir khan lives in British, but his heart beats for Pakistan. In any difficulty, he always helps Pakistani people and also opens a boxing academy for the children and teenagers in Islamabad. He also held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016 and was once challenged for a middleweight world title in 2016. Amir Khan is also starting their charity work both in British and Pakistan in this coronavirus time.

HASAN SARDAR – HOCKEY

Hassan Sardar, according to world hockey consider one of the best center forward’s that Pakistan has ever produced, Hassan Sardar helped to lead the national game of Pakistan; Hockey team to the gold medal in the World Cup 1982 and the Olympics in Los Angeles 1984. After retirement, he served for Pakistan as a selector in hockey. Hassan Sardar, without any doubt one of the greatest hockey players and most famous Sportsmen in Pakistan.

SHAHID AFRIDI – CRICKETER

Shahid Afridi is known for his consecutive sixes in the field of cricket. His fans love him and call him Lala and boom boom. Shahid Afridi is the most famous sportsman in Pakistan’s history. Well, Shahid Khan Afridi is an unpredictable player, Pakistani crowd leaves the ground when Afridi gets out and when he comes for batting, so all the lovers of cricket’s heard got trembles. He is the most famous sportsman in Pakistan and also has a big name out of the country. Shahid Afridi is a big name, and now he starts his NGO Hope not out to serve the poor people of his country.

JAHANGIR KHAN – SQUASH

Jahangir Khan is known for his master skills and pure talent as he has the record of the longest winning streak in any sport. He holds 555 successful consecutive wins which were recorded in Guinness World Record. He turned pro at the age of just 17 years; his continued dominance in the squash game was later challenged by another Pakistani great Jansher Khan, who comes from the same town Peshawar.

JAVED MIANDAD – CRICKETER

Javed Miandad was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Javed Miandad’s six against India in the Sharjah cup is the boom of his career, but in terms of career, he is the highlight as the greatest batsman Pakistan has produced who could go toe to toe with any bowler. Miandad was an integral part of the 1992 world cup winning team. His test career record stands at 124 matches, 8832 runs, 52 batting average, 23 hundred.

WASIM AKRAM – CRICKETER

Wasim Akram is known as the Sultan of Swing because he could swing the ball both ways and had a reverse swing in his arsenal to keep batsmen guessing. He is the greatest left-arm fast bowler to have graced the game of cricket and famous Pakistani Sportsmen, he was playing in the World Cup 1992, by far the best player Pakistan has produced. Wasim Akram was born in Lahore, and he made his first debut against New Zealand in 1985.

MUHAMMAD YOUSUF – SNOOKER PLAYER

He is the greatest Pakistani snooker player, and he has won multiple world titles. Muhammad Yousuf completed Pakistani sports dominance in the early ’90s by winning the 1994 IBSF World Snooker Championship.

WAQAS YOUNUS – CRICKETER

Waqar Younus changed the trend 1980’s of pitching fast and short by pitching fast and full. He is the world record holder for most five-wicket hauls in ODI history. He is also a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team. Waqar Younis put the reverse into a swing. He is one of the greatest bowlers in cricket has every right to be on the list of Most Popular Sportsmen in Pakistan. After retirement from cricket, he served for Pakistan cricket as a head coach.

SAMI ULLAH KHAN – HOCKEY

Sami Ullah Khan was born in Bahawalpur in 1951. He is a former hockey player from Pakistan, known for his nickname ‘The Flying Horse’ because of his great speed on the hockey field. He played as a left-winger for his country in the 1970s and 1980s. He got the bronze medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and winning the gold medal in Asian Games in Bangkok in 1978.

JANSHER KHAN – SQUASH

Jansher Khan is a No. 1 world professional squash player from Pakistan. Throughout his career, he won the World open a record eight times, and the British Open six times. Jansher is of Pashtun ethnicity belongs to Peshawar. He also won the World Junior Squash Championship title in 1986. Jansher Khan announced his retirement from squash in 2001. Total 99 professional titles he won in squash.

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