Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez got admission to the BS Health Physical Education and Sports Sciences (HPESS) program at the University of Karachi (KU) on Friday.
The 42-year-old stated that he was unable to continue his studies while playing professional cricket.
The Sargodha-born met the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi at the latter’s secretariat on Friday. The Chairman HPESS Professor Dr Basit Ansari was also present on this occasion.
“Mohammad Hafeez expressed that he was delighted to be a part of the country’s largest public sector university and hoped that HPESS would help him in achieving his dreams of pursuing higher education,” a press release issued by KU stated.
“Meanwhile, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi while welcoming Muhammad Hafeez to the University of Karachi said that students would learn a lot from the former captain’s cricketing experience.
“He mentioned that our young generation should also participate in sports as it is essential for mental and physical development. He said that people should learn from the spirit of competition rather than getting jealous of someone’s success.”
Iraqi said that the University of Karachi provides curricular activities as well as extra-curricular activities to students.
He informed Mohammad Hafeez that after the remarkable victory against India and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2021, the University of Karachi had announced fully paid scholarships for the team members and also decided to provide the best facilities and bear all the academic expenses of the sportsmen and sportswomen who have made the country proud in the international competitions.
It must be noted that Hafeez represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 T20Is over the course of his illustrious career.