Pakistan cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has demonstrated his support for star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem by gifting him a generous sum of Rs1 million after Nadeem’s remarkable silver medal win at the World Athletics Championship. The heartwarming gesture was accompanied by a meeting between the cricketer and the athlete, and Shahzad shared the details of their encounter on the social media platform X.
During their meeting, Shahzad offered words of encouragement to Nadeem, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and the realization of dreams. He took to social media to express his admiration for Arshad Nadeem’s immense talent, referring to him as a “Superhero Talent of Athletics” and a source of pride for Pakistan’s sports community.
Shahzad’s message extended beyond his own contribution, as he called on fellow sports stars from various fields to rally behind Arshad Nadeem and support his journey. He highlighted Nadeem’s potential to bring further honor to Pakistan on the international stage and urged everyone to unite as a force that propels Nadeem to set new records in javelin throwing.
Accompanying his heartfelt message were photographs of Shahzad’s meeting with Arshad Nadeem, one of which captured the cricketer handing over a Rs1 million cheque to the accomplished javelin thrower. Ahmad Shahzad has urged other athletes to come forward and support Arshad Nadeem.
Arshad Nadeem’s historic achievement took place earlier this year when he became the first Pakistani athlete to secure a medal at the prestigious World Athletics Championship. In a closely contested battle, Nadeem secured the silver medal, narrowly missing out on the gold, which was claimed by India’s Neeraj Chopra. Nadeem’s remarkable performance saw him achieve his best throw of 87.82 meters on his third attempt.
Despite a somewhat challenging start at the international event, Arshad Nadeem rallied and delivered an outstanding throw of 82.81 meters in his second attempt, setting the stage for his eventual silver medal win. His exceptional talent was further showcased with a brilliant third throw of 87.82 meters, solidifying his position in the competition.
The victory was particularly remarkable as Arshad Nadeem hails from the small town of Khanewal in the Punjab province of Pakistan. His historic achievement brought immense pride to his country, marking a significant milestone in Pakistan’s athletics history.