Pakistani sporting legends Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan and Jahangir Khan help Muslim Aid to raise money for clean water and education
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Weekly Desh, London : Three sporting celebrities from Pakistan are to attend UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, AN EVENING WITH THE LEGENDS. These are dinner events in London, Bradford and Luton, to raise funds in collaboration with Muslim Aid for clean water and education projects in Pakistan
The London event, at the Kia Oval in Kennington on 18 November, is sold out, but tickets remain for the Bradford event on 16 November and the Luton event on 17 November. Shahid Afridi – known as Boom Boom – will be at all three events, as will Younis Khan, and Jahangir Khan will attend the Luton event only.
Shahid Khan Afridi is a former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, respected for his consistent bowling that relies on change of pace rather than spin. He drew greater attention for his aggressive batting style. He sees himself as a better bowler than batsman and has taken 48 Test wickets. He retired in May 2018.
Mohammad Younus Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to play for Pakistan, he is the only Test cricketer to score a century in all 11 countries that have hosted Test matches. He holds the record for the most runs and the most centuries scored by a Pakistani in Test cricket history.
Jahangir Khan is a former world Number One professional squash player from Pakistan, he is considered to be the greatest player in the history of the sport. He won the World Open six times, the British Open a record 10 times and from 1981 to 1986 he was unbeaten in competitive play. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records.
“It’s fantastic to be welcoming such great heroes of Pakistani sport to our dinners, to mark our work with the Shahid Afridi Foundation in the vital areas of clean water provision and education in Pakistan. It’s a particularly significant time, as another cricketing hero, Imran Khan, has just become Prime Minister of Pakistan. I do hope sporting fans will join us for these memorable events,” said Muslim Aid Chief Executive Officer Jehangir Malik OBE, who will be attending the London and Luton events.
Funds raised will go towards projects focused on schools in Punjab and Baluchistan including the
The BRADFORD event is on Friday 16 November at Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 5SH and the LUTON event is on Saturday 17 November at Crescent Hall, 50 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1EF. Tickets cost between £15 and £100 and both events start at 6pm. For tickets please visit www.muslimaid.org/