Fakhar Zaman extends gratitude after receiving honorary Navy rank

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Dec, 2020. 10:58 am
Fakhar Zaman

Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman on Tuesday extended his gratitude to Pakistani Navy, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), his friends, and family for their support throughout his cricket career.

Taking to his Twitter, Zaman said that he is humbled to the Allah Almighty and thankful to CNS Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi for bestowing him with Honourary Lieutenant Rank of Pakistan Navy.

“This could never be possible without prayers of family, friends. Special thanks to @THEREALPCB for supporting me during my career,” the Zaman wrote on Twitter.

Fakhar Zaman is a former Pakistan Navy serviceman. He joined the navy in 2007 as a sailor with the operations branch.

During the early years of his service, his excellent cricketing skills were spotted after which he represented the Pakistan Navy in several cricket tournaments.

On Monday, Pakistan Navy had conferred the honourary rank of lieutenant to Fakhar Zaman in a bid to acknowledge his achievements in the sport as well as his association with the navy.

Naval Chief congratulated Zaman and his family while addressing the event. He said that Pakistan Navy is playing its role in promoting different sports. He said that the navy will keep supporting players in the future as well.

The ceremony was attended by military and civilian officials and PCB officials, as well as former cricketers and Fakhr Zaman’s family.

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