Pakistan wins Central Asian Volleyball Championship against Iran on Tuesday. The host defeated the defending champion by 3-1.
According to sports analysts, Pakistan has defeated a higher-ranking team to win the championship. Pakistan hosted the Central Asia Volleyball Championship after 17 years. The event was held in Lahore in the Gymnasium Hall of the Sports Board of Punjab. The home side won the first two sets by 16-25 and 17-25, respectively. Iran chipped in the third set winning it by 25-23.
Pakistan registered victory in the fourth set. The country hosted the five-nation championship after 17 years. Besides Iran and Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh also participated in the event.
Pakistanis celebrated the win in the Central Asian Volleyball Championship and congratulated the team.
“A bit late in tweeting about this, but a feel-good news from Pakistan sports arena, Pakistan has won the central Asian volleyball championship, beating higher ranked Iran 3-1 in the final,” wrote Sports Journalist Faizan Lakhani.
Congratulations to Pakistan Men's Volleyball Team for winning Central Asian Volleyball Championship.
It is a testament to our players' grit, determination and hard work in reviving Pakistan's glory in the arena of sports.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 30, 2022
– Pakistan are champions of the Central Asian Volleyball Championship!
The winning moment. pic.twitter.com/htmgOma5AD
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) November 29, 2022
“World Number 39 Pakistan beat World number 8 Iran, 3 sets to 1 in the final to win the Central Asian Volleyball Championship. Big win for our team,” wrote sports show host Adeel Azhar.
“Historic victory for PAKISTAN Volleyball in Central Asian Volleyball Championship as they beat IRAN in straight sets 25-22,25-20 & 25-17,” wrote a social media user.
World Number 39 Pakistan beat World number 8 Iran, 3 sets to 1 in the final to win the Central Asian Volleyball Championship. Big win for our team!
— Adeel Azhar (@adeel_azhar) November 29, 2022
The ongoing year has been significant in the promotion of sports and games in Pakistan. Pakistanis are performing well in international sporting events.
Pakistani athletes performed well with Arshad Nadeem winning the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. Pakistan cricket team played in the finals of the two ICC events-Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. Moreover, international cricket has resumed in Pakistan. England has returned after seventeen years to play a three-match Test series in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Hasham Hadi has won the Asian Youth Scrabble Championship in India.