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  • Omar created historical past when he comfortably gained the sixtieth Nationwide Newbie Golf Championship of Pakistan final week.
  • He’s the youngest ever participant to say the nation’s most coveted title by an enormous margin of 5 strokes.
  • “If you ask me I would say that Omar Khalid is ‘find of the year’ not just for Pakistan golf but for Pakistan sports.”

KARACHI: Lauding Pakistan’s young golf sensation, Omar Khalid, Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram said that the emerging talent has a very bright future and will go on to win laurels for Pakistan at the international level, The News reported on Friday.

Last Sunday, Omar created history when he comfortably won the 60th National Amateur Golf Championship of Pakistan to become the youngest ever player to claim the country’s most coveted title by a big margin of five strokes. 

He shot a stunning final round score of 70 to beat a field that included all the top players of the country at the Karachi Golf Club.

Referring to the promising golf player as “Pakistan sports’ find of the year”, Wasim, who himself is an avid golfer, predicted that Omar has a very bright future and will go on to win laurels for Pakistan at the international level.

Wasim, who played a round of golf with Omar here at the Defence Authority Country and Golf Club yesterday, said: “I was both amazed and delighted to learn that the 16-year-old Omar has won the country’s most prestigious golf tournament.”

The previous pacer mentioned that it isn’t simple 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 really important for Pakistan sports,” he praised.

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“When you ask me I’d say that Omar Khalid is “find of the year” not only for Pakistan golf however for Pakistan sports activities,” he pressured, including that such expertise must be supported and groomed.

In the meantime, Akram opined that it’s excessive time that Pakistan pays heed to different sports activities as nicely than cricket.

“As a nation, we have become too cricket-centric and should also give attention to other sports like golf. Omar’s stunning success is proof that we have loads of talent and we should explore it.”

Interesting to the authorities and company sector to return ahead and help gifted kids like Omar Khalid in order that they’ll develop into world-class gamers, he mentioned: “Players like Omar are Pakistan’s future and should get all possible support.”

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