Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmad, two cricketers from Pakistan, have been granted Golden Visas by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In the recently finished T20I series against Afghanistan, Shadab Khan, who had served as Pakistan’s vice-captain for the previous two years in T20I matches, assumed the captain’s role to guide a young team. Despite losing the first two games, Pakistan was able to turn things around and win the third game with a strong all-around effort, in which Shadab was instrumental and was given the Player of the Match award.
Shadab Khan also made history by becoming the first Pakistani bowler to ever reach 100 wickets in Men’s T20Is, accomplishing the feat in the same match. On the other hand, Iftikhar Ahmed also made a significant contribution to Pakistan’s impressive total.
The government of the UAE gave Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmad the prestigious Golden Visa in recognition of their contributions to cricket. Both athletes have expressed their thanks to the UAE government and see the nation as their second home.