75 years of Glorifying the Sports History of Pakistan

On the 75-year completion of Pakistan’s independence, Green Team has decided to look back at glorifying sporting achievements in Pakistan’s history. To date, men in green, in different departs, have created a glorious sports history, winning World cups, championships, races, tournaments, contests and registering many world records.

Major records in Sports History of Pakistan:

Let’s eye on some:

1. Pakistan’s first Olympic gold medal

Rome 1960 has been the most successful Olympics for Pakistanis. Pakistan hockey team won a gold medal for the first time by defeating India in the final of the men’s hockey competition.

2. Jhangir khan’s Record 

Khan is the world’s no 1 former Pakistani squash player. He won the world open title six times and the British Open title 10 times (1982-1991). The squash master is regarded as one of the greatest players of squash. 

Jhangir Khan also owns a record of becoming the youngest squash player in history to win the world open championship in 1981.

3. 1992 World Cup

The 1992 ICC world cup was held in Australia and New Zealand between 22 February and 25 march 1992. Pakistan won their maiden edition, beating England by 22 runs. Wasim Akram was judged the man of the match for his all-around performance. 

4. Four World Cups in hockey

Pakistan has won four World cup hockey games (1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994) and became one of the most successful teams of national field hockey teams in the world. 

5. Jan sheer khan’s record 

Jan sheer khan is a Peshawar-born Squash athlete. He set an open world record with eight titles and the British Open six times in his name. He also equalled the Jhangir khan for the world’s most successive world open titles. Jan was a top squash player and remained in ranking for almost 13 years, from 1988 to 2000.

6. Wasim Akram’s 500 wickets

Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricket player. He holds a record of becoming the first man in history to take 500 one-day international wickets. He made this record on Feb 25, 2003. His record was broken after six-year by a Sri Lankan player Muttiah Muralitharan. The ex-bowler currently holds the record for most wickets in the 50-over format with 534 wickets.

7. 2009 ICC World T20

On 21st June 2009, the ICC World T20 Final was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in London. Pakistan won the match by 8 wickets under the captaincy of Younus khan. As a result, the team became the 2nd Asian team to win this title. Shahid Afridi was announced as the Man of the match.

8. Captain Younus khan- worlds record 

Younus khan is a Pakistani International cricket player. He holds a record for most runs and most centuries scored by Pakistani in Test cricket History. The former captain scored 313 runs in the heat and set a record for Pakistan as a proud nation.

9. Misbah ul Haq’s record-equaling century

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah ul Haq scored a century in just 56 balls on November 2, 2014. This fastest century record was equal to the record of Sir Vivian Richard’s record.

10. 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

2017 ICC Champions Trophy was the eighth ICC Champions trophy, a cricket tournament. It was held In England and Wales. Pakistan won the Trophy for the first time with 180 run victory.

11. Babar Azam is in the top 3

Babar Azam is a Pakistani international cricket player and also the captain of the Pakistani team. He is in The top 3 ranking in the world in all formats. Babar now owns the record of claiming the top rank in ICC T201 for the largest period.

12. Cricketers awarded with Sitara-E-Imtiaz

Four amazing cricketers have been awarded Sitara-E-Imtiaz, the third highest civil award of the country. They were former captains Misbah-ul-Haq, Younus Khan, Shahid Afridi, and Sarfraz Ahmed.

13. Arshad Nadeem’s World Record 

Arshad Nadeem is a Pakistani Javelian thrower. He created a new national and commonwealth game record with a throw of 90.18m. Nadem became the first athlete to reach 90m. On 7 August 2022, he won the gold medal for Pakistan.

14. Noor Dastagir Butt

Noor Dastagir Butt is a Pakistani weight lifter. He made history at the commonwealth games 2022.  He won a gold medal in the commonwealth game by lifting a record weight of 405 kg.

15. Achievement of Shah Hussain Shah

Shah Hussain Shah is a Pakistani National Judo player. He won the First medal for Pakistan in the commonwealth games 2022 by defeating his South African opponent in the competition.

Also, see:

Asia Cup 2022: Complete Schedule, Dates and Timings

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