Pakistan captain Misbah Ul Haq, who took his country to No. 1 spot in Test rankings Image: Getty
Pakistan cricket has seen Christians and Hindus represent the country at home and abroad, but for the first time a Sikh has secured a place in the National Cricket Academy. Mahinder Pal Singh, who hails from Nankana Sahib (Lahore), is among the top 30 emerging cricketers in the country, Geo News reported.
First Sikh cricketer of Pakistan with legend Mudasir Nazar ....well dome @ Mahinder pal singh pic.twitter.com/V4UwBDutJq— rauf parrey (@Raufparrey1) December 19, 2016
In a video circulating on social media, Singh expressed his desire to make Pakistan proud and thanked his coach and the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board for having faith in him and recognising his talent. Singh said he was proud to be able to represent the entire Pakistani Sikh community and to have secured a place at the Pakistani Cricket Academy.