Guinness World Record recognises Shehroze Kashif as youngest climber to summit K2, Everest
KARACHI: Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif has set Guinness World Records for being the youngest climber to summit Mount Everest and K2.
Nineteen-year-old Shehroze, who is also known as Broad Boy, summited two tallest mountains — the 8,849-metre-high Everest and 8,611-metre-high K2.
Shehroze was first included in the Guinness book of world records back in 2021.
“Alhumdulilah! I have been published in the Guinness book of world records 2023!” Shehroze tweeted.
“My achievement of being the youngest in the world to climb the world’s tallest peaks Everest and K2 has been recognised,” he added. “Thank you #GWR #TheKarakoramclub and my family and followers.”
Shehroze also became the youngest climber in the world to summit 10 peaks of over 8,000m after scaling the world’s 11th tallest peak, Gasherbrum-1, in August this year.
Earlier this year, Shehroze had reached on top of Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu in Nepal in a span of less than a month before summiting Nanga Parbat.
While descending from Nanga Parbat this year, he along with partner Fazal Ali got stuck in extreme weather and lost contact at a point but both showed nerves of steel by surviving the night on the mountain and then descending at own to Camp 1.
“As we were descending from the summit, I did not understand where to go because there were no ropes fixed there,” Shehroze revealed after being rescued.
“We did not think that we will even wake up, that this is all the life there was to live.
“When I woke the next morning, I thought it was a miracle.”
The incident, though, didn’t dent Shehroze’s confidence and he immediately returned to the mountains to scale G-1 and G-2 in a span of five days.
Babar Azam shares picture from Masjid-e-Nabawi
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan, has shared his picture from Madina for his fans.
Babar, who was earlier scheduled to participate in a Ramadan tournament in Lahore, will perform Umrah in the ongoing holy month.
The star player shared a picture standing in the courtyard of Masjid-e-Nabawi, which is the second-holiest site after Masjid al-Haram and holds great importance to Muslims.
On Wednesday, Babar’s father Azam Siddique shared a picture with his son before he departed for Saudi Arabia.
Babar’s fans and followers have congratulated him for being able to perform another Umrah as the latter was in Saudi Arabia last Ramadan too and asked him to pray for winning the world cup.
Meanwhile, Babar’s teammate Haris Rauf performed Umrah on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Haris shared his picture while performing the pilgrimage.
Test cricketer Mohammad Abbas also performed Umrah this Ramadan.
It must be noted here that Babar, Haris, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and Fakhar Zaman were given rest during the Afghanistan T20I series.
WATCH: Babar Azam becomes youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz
Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Thursday became the youngest cricketer to be conferred with the country’s third-highest civilian award Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar was conferred with the award by Governor Baligh Ur Rehman at an investiture ceremony held at the Punjab Governor House as part of Pakistan Day celebrations.
With the conferment of the award, Babar has become the youngest cricketer to be awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz at the age of 28 for his outstanding achievements in the field of sports.
The skipper called it an “immense honour” to receives the award in the presence of his parrents.
“This award is for my parents, fans and the people of Pakistan,” he tweeted.
Previously, Babar’s predecessor Sarfaraz Ahmed held the record as the youngest cricketer to be awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Sarfaraz, who led Pakistan to the Champions Trophy title in 2017, was conferred with the award by then Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair at the Governor House in Karachi in 2018.
Last year on August 14, the government announced that it will be conferring Babar with the country’s third-highest civilian honour.
Babar made his debut in international cricket in May 2015 against Zimbabwe. His performances eventually led debuts to T20Is and Tests in 2016.
In 47 Tests, Babar has scored 3,696 runs with an average of 48.63, while in 95 ODI’s Babar has scored 4,813 runs at an average of 59.41. In 99 T20Is, Babar has amassed 3,355 runs at an average of 41.41.
Babar, in his ongoing cricket career, has won multiple awards including ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Year, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. Under his captaincy, Pakistan defeated India for the first time in a world cup match and also reached the finals of the last T20 world cup.
Apart from Babar and Sarfaraz other cricketers that have received the award include Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, and Shahid Afridi for their outstanding contributions.
While Mohammad Yousuf received the award in 2011, Saeed Ajmal in 2015, Inzamam ul Haq in 2005 and Javed Miandad in 1992.
‘Dirty politics’: Shaheen comes out in defence of Shahid Afridi
Star pacer Shaheen Afridi has come out in defence of his father-in-law Shahid Afridi who has been dragged into “dirty politics” by a fake statement about former prime minister Imran Khan.
“I request you all to only think about Pakistan. We should not indulge ourselves into any act which divides us further,” the Pakistani cricketer said in a statement, sharing a video statement of Shahid Afridi.
“Hum Sab ko apni apni fields me positive reh ker Pakistan ka haq Ada kerna hoga. Pakistan Noor hai or Allah pak is Noor Ki Hamesha hifazat farmayain ge, Ameen.”
Earlier, in a hard-hitting video statement, the former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi slammed those dragging him in their “dirty politics”.
“I am observing since yesterday that a statement is being shared on social media under my name about former prime minister Imran Khan is very sad news. Whoever is doing this, is indulging in very dirty politics. Neither I want to be part of this activity nor I am involved in this.”
The former chief selector, in a visibly angry mood, said that he had the courage to say whatever he wants to say.
“I never made any such statement anywhere on my social media. So please don’t involve me in this dirty politics. Aap ko apki siasat mubarak ho. My only politics is to serve this nation.”
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