Pakistani cricketers skipper Babar Azam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan are in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. The annual pilgrimage is set to begin on June 26. The video of both players offering prayers in Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) mosque went viral on social media.
Accompanied by their families, the players have embarked on this spiritual journey to fulfill their religious obligations and seek blessings during the holy month of Zil Hajj.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team across all formats, and Mohammad Rizwan, known for his aggressive batting prowess, have taken time off from their cricketing commitments to perform Hajj. The pilgrimage holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide, as it involves visiting the holy sites in Makkah and performing various rituals to deepen their connection with Allah.
His mother accompanies Babar Azam on this sacred journey, while Mohammad Rizwan has been joined by his mother and wife. Their family members’ presence further enhances the cricketers’ spiritual experience, allowing them to share this momentous occasion with their loved ones.
The support and companionship of their families during Hajj demonstrate the strong bonds and values integral to their personal and professional lives.
قومی کرکٹرز حج کی سعادت حاصل کرنے سعودی عرب پہنچ چکے ہیں جن میں کپتان بابر اعظم، محمد رضوان ،فخر زمان ،فہیم اشرف اور افتخار احمد شامل ہیں… اس وقت تمام کھلاڑی مدینہ شریف میں موجود ہیں#Hajj2023 pic.twitter.com/tNAtOCcy8F
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) June 18, 2023
After completing their pilgrimage, both players will return to Pakistan to join the Shaheens, the national cricket team, in the first week of July. They are set to participate in the upcoming Test series against the Sri Lankan Lions, where their skills and leadership will be instrumental in guiding the team to success.
The Hajj pilgrimage serves as a source of spiritual rejuvenation and provides them with renewed strength and focus for their future endeavors on the cricket field.
The participation of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, two renowned Pakistani cricketers, in the Hajj pilgrimage exemplifies their devotion to their faith and their commitment to balancing their personal and professional lives.