Hamza Khan’s recent victory in the World Junior Squash Championship held in Melbourne was a monumental achievement that brought much-needed joy to Pakistan’s squash community. The success was recognized by Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, who honored Hamza Khan’s outstanding feat with a one million rupee award through the Zalmi Foundation.
The award serves as a token of acknowledgment for the dignity and prestige that Hamza Khan bestowed upon his homeland through his remarkable prowess on the squash court. Significantly, it’s been 37 years since Pakistan savored such a victory in this championship, with the last triumph being Jansher Khan’s historic win.
Hamza Khan’s skills and resoluteness shone brightly throughout the challenging tournament, helping him navigate tough competitors and intense matches. The gesture from the Peshawar Zalmi Foundation reflects their dedication to fostering the growth of sports in Pakistan, inspiring young, aspiring talents like Hamza Khan to pursue excellence in their respective sports disciplines relentlessly.