It’s time for a double celebration! The Pakistani nation has all the reasons to celebrate big as squash player Muhammad Hamza Khan lifted the World Junior Squash Championship trophy for Pakistan after defeating Egypt’s 15-year-old Mohamed Zakaria 3-1. Khan is now the first Pakistani squash player in 37 years to achieve this title.
Not just that, Pakistan Shaheen beat arch-rivals India A by 128 runs in the final of the ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. This is the team’s second successful Asia Cup title after defeating Bangladesh in 2019.
Pakistan celebrities took to Twitter and praised Hamza Khan and Pakistan Shaheen for this achievement.
Ali Zafar praised the Pakistan Shaheens, stating, “Nothing can stop them!” with the hashtag, ‘Champions’. He then shared Hamza’s achievement to write, “This is amazing! Congratulation Hamza Khan. Congratulations Pakistan! As I keep saying, nurture your talent, it can bring you unquantifiable pride in all fields.”
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) July 23, 2023
“Pakistan Shaheens become the emerging Asia Cup 2023 champions! Hamza Khan becomes the World Junior Squash Champion after 37 years for Pakistan. What a day for Pakistan sports. Future is in good hands,” tweeted a jubilant Asim Azhar.
Pakistan Shaheens become the emerging Asia Cup 2023 champions! 🏆#HamzaKhan becomes the World Junior Squash Champion after 37 years for Pakistan. 🏆
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) July 23, 2023
Neem actor Mawra Hocane shared a poster of Pakistan Shaheens and wrote, “That’s how you do it! To many many more this year InshaAllah”
— MAWRA HUSSAIN (@MawraHocane) July 23, 2023
Anchor Fakhr-e-Alam presented many virtual trophies to Hamza for “making us all proud” while giving a pat on the back to the Shaheens. “Shabash, Pakistanis! Super proud of our boys,” he wrote.
Shabaash Pakistanis…..super proud of our boys 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🏆🏆🏆🏆🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/zKEdzD1kRT
— Fakhr-e-Alam S.I & S.E (@falamb3) July 24, 2023
🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 HAMZA KHAN….making us all proud….. https://t.co/ZSN8PwOs3y
— Fakhr-e-Alam S.I & S.E (@falamb3) July 23, 2023
Nabeel Qureshi chimed in on the buzz for the Shaheens, “Pakistan wins! Emerging Asia Champions.
Pakistan Wins !!! #PAKvIND emerging asian champions 🤣🇵🇰
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) July 23, 2023
Adnan Siddiqui gave a huge shout out to Hamza for “clinching” the World Junior Squash Championship title. He wrote, “Bringing home the gold after three decades is an incredible achievement. It’s in the genes! Ur success will inspire a new generation of athletes.”
Huge congratulations to Hamza Khan for clinching the World Junior Squash Championship title. Bringing home the gold after three decades is an incredible achievement. It’s in the genes! Ur success will inspire a new generation of athletes.🇵🇰👍
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) July 23, 2023
Humayun Saeed added, “What fantastic news. Congratulations, Hamza Khan, we are all immensely proud of you! Pakistan Zindabad.”
What fantastic news. Congratulations Hamza Khan we are all immensely proud of you!! Pakistan Zindabad 🇵🇰 🇵🇰 🇵🇰 https://t.co/IMXTcUVKdm
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) July 23, 2023