KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has conferred the rank of Honorary Lieutenant of Pakistan Navy to national cricketer Fakhr Zaman.

Fakhar Zaman was conferred the rank of Honorary Lieutenant of Pakistan Navy

According to details, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi conferred the rank of Honorary Lieutenant to renowned cricketer Fakhr Zaman on the basis of his outstanding performance in the field of cricket and his affiliation with the Pakistan Navy.

It is to be noted that Fakhr Zaman has served in the Pakistan Navy. He joined the Operations Branch of the Pakistan Navy as a Sailor in 2007. Early in his service, his dedication to cricket and his invaluable talent were appreciated.

Fakhr Zaman has represented Pakistan Navy in many competitions and won many awards for Pakistan Navy. The opener also played his first international match from the platform of Pakistan Navy in 2012 and won the International Defense Cricket Challenge Cup 2012 tournament in Australia. Won the best player award.

The award ceremony was attended by military and civilian officials, PCB officials, former cricketers, and the families of the proud.

Fakhr Zaman was also commended by the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for his outstanding performance.

Given the extraordinary talent and commitment to cricket in the proud times, the Pakistan Navy gave him the opportunity to further his career in cricket and be a part of the Pakistan national cricket team. One of his major achievements in his cricketing career is scoring a century against India in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, in which he was named Man of the Match.

He also scored the fastest 1000 runs in just 18 matches in 2018. In 2018, he became the first Pakistani to score a double century in an ODI match and set a record of scoring an opening partnership of 304 runs.

Earlier, addressing the function, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi congratulated the honorary lieutenant Fakhruzzaman on receiving the awards for Pakistan cricket.

He said that Pakistan Navy has been providing support in the promotion of various sports including squash, sailing, hockey, football and has produced many players who have won awards for Pakistan. It will continue to play its role in the promotion of sports at the international level.

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