On Friday, former Pakistan cricket team captain and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez enrolled in the University of Karachi’s (UoK) BS Health, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences (HPESS) programme.
The 42-year-old stated his joy about finally starting up education where he had left off, stating that he was unable to pursue his studies while playing professional cricket.
On Friday, the Sargodha native met with KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi in the latter’s secretariat. Professor Dr. Basit Ansari, Chairman of HPESS, was also present on this occasion.
“Hafeez expressed his excitement at being a part of the country’s largest public sector university and hoped that HPESS would assist him in fulfilling his ambitions of pursuing further education,” according to a KU press statement.
According to the announcement, Hafeez was welcomed by the KU VC, who stated that the former cricketer will be an outstanding addition to the educational institute, allowing pupils to learn from his cricketing experience.
He also stated that young people should participate in sports because they are important for their mental and physical development.
He emphasized the significance of instilling sportsmanship in children, saying that “people should learn from the spirit of competition rather than being jealous of someone else’s accomplishment.”
Iraqi went on to say that the University of Kent offered both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to students.
He informed Hafeez that, following the remarkable victory over India and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2021, the University of Karachi had announced fully paid scholarships for team members, as well as a decision to provide the best facilities and bear all academic expenses for the sportsmen and sportswomen who have made the country proud in international competitions.
It should be mentioned that Hafeez played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is for Pakistan during his long career.