Former cricketer, Wasim Akram, believes Omar Khalid, the younger golf sensation, is ‘Pakistan sports activities discover of the yr.’ Omar Khalid created historical past by changing into the youngest participant in historical past to win the Nationwide Newbie Golf Championship. The 16-year outdated golfer received the championship final week after defeating his opponents comfortably by a margin of 5 strokes.
Akram was amazed on the teen’s expertise and was delighted when he received essentially the most prestigious golf match. Akram performed a spherical of golf with Omar at Protection Authority Nation and Golf Membership on Thursday and took to Twitter to precise his appreciation for the teen.
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Performed a spherical of golf with Pakistan’s newest sports activities sensation. Omar khalid, who I see as Pakistan sport’s ‘discover of the yr’ is simply 16 and is youngest ever participant in historical past to win the distinguished Nationwide Newbie Golf Championship. He’s gifted & targeted vibrant future forward pic.twitter.com/S2GHxH0lJw
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 8, 2021
“It isn’t straightforward for a younger boy of Omar’s age to win a nationwide title and extra so in a troublesome sport like golf the place a participant takes a very long time to mature. That makes Omar’s victory actually necessary for Pakistan sports activities,” Akram remarked.
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“In case you ask me I might say that Omar Khalid is [the] discover of the yr not only for Pakistan golf however for Pakistan sports activities,” Akram mentioned.
Akram added that Pakistan must also begin to deal with sports activities apart from cricket. He opined that, as a nation, Pakistan has spent all the key sources on cricket whereas ignoring wonderful skills in different sports activities. He added that Omar’s success on the nationwide degree is proof that Pakistan possesses expertise in different sports activities as properly.
Akram mentioned that such skills require the correct assist from the authorities to turn out to be world-beaters.