Pakistani female sports commentator, Zainab Abbas, is set to make her debut with reputed Sky Sports. She is the first female Pakistani commentator to achieve a remarkable feat. Her stint with the British sports channel will begin in Summer.
She announced on her Twitter account on Sunday. “Thrilled to share that I will be making my debut for @SkyCricket @SkySports this summer while working on the England vs Pakistan series followed by presenting at the all-new exciting tournament @thehundred – looking forward to working with a great team,” the sports celebrity shared on Twitter.
In her interview with Geo TV, she said that Sky Sports approached her for one of their leagues called ‘The Hundred’ in which they wanted to feature global faces.
“I was honored to receive this opportunity. Apart from achieving a personal milestone, I see this as a chance to make my country proud on international grounds,” Abbas remarked.
Thrilled to share that I will be making my debut for @SkyCricket @SkySports this summer while working on the England vs Pakistan series followed by presenting at the all new exciting tournament @thehundred – looking forward to working with a great team. https://t.co/tyILGfoOrH pic.twitter.com/XTWI8xHdHV
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) April 12, 2021
Zainab Abbas rose to fame with her regular appearances in all the seasons of the Pakistan Super League. Abbas said that it is not easy to make a name for yourself in a field dominated by men. Her interest and passion kept her motivated.
“There’s a misperception that I see among people that it is easier to clinch on opportunities if you look a certain way. However, I believe that it doesn’t sustain for a longer period if technical knowledge is not good enough,” Zainab Abbas said in her interview.
In her diverse career, she has offered her services as a sports presenter for ICC World Cup 2019.
Besides her, cricketers Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Tammy Beaumont are also part of the ‘The Hundred’.
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The star-studded line-up also includes Pakistan legend Wasim Akram, Sri Lanka superstar Kumar Sangakkara and West-Indies twice-winning T20 World Cup, Darren Sammy.