Pakistani boys performed tremendously towards arch-rivals India and outsmarted them 2-1 within the ITF 12&U Crew Competitors South Asian Qualifying 2021, that concluded on Wednesday at PTF Complicated Islamabad.
In line with PTF spokesman, Abubakar Talha (Wapda) and Mikaeel Shahbaz Ali Baig have been representing Pakistan within the decisive doubles match towards the Indian pair of Aarav Chawla and Ojas Mehlawat. The Indians dominated the primary set and conceded simply two factors to win it 6-2. The Pakistani duo then made a powerful comeback within the second set as they have been 0-5 down however not solely they leveled the rating at 5-all but in addition took it 7-5. Within the tie break, the Pakistani duo of Abubakar and Mikaeel performed fantastically and gained the decisive set 10-5 to offer Pakistan well-deserving 2-1 victory towards India. Each Pakistan and India certified for the following spherical of competitors to be performed in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan in November.
Quickly after recording the spectacular victory, Pakistani gamers and officers began celebrating their success and thanked to Allah Almighty for this feat, which might be remembered for lengthy. Abubakar Talha (Wapda) advised The Nation that it was the results of his laborious work, belief of his father, coach, and officers in him, which helped him and the Pakistani staff win the essential tie towards India. “The complete staff performed effectively towards all of the given opponents, which helped us e-book a spot within the subsequent spherical. I’m very glad with this nice victory and in order the PTF officers and all the nation. Now we now have to go to Kazakhstan in November to characteristic within the subsequent spherical. We are going to certainly work tougher underneath in a position steering and coaching of nationwide coach and attempt to earn an excellent identify for the nation there as effectively.”
Earlier within the first boys’ singles, Pakistan’s Hamza Roman was up towards Ojas Mehlawat of India. Each the gamers performed effectively towards one another earlier than Hamza holding his nerves and profitable the primary set 6-4 whereas the second set additionally proved to be an identical to the primary one, which Hamza gained with identical rating of 6-4 to offer Pakistan 1-0 lead. Abubakar Talha of Pakistan couldn’t resist India’s Aarav Chawla effectively, thus misplaced the second match with a rating of 2-6, 0-6.
Within the women’ occasion, Pakistan overwhelmed Maldives 3-0 to qualify for Kazakhstan together with India, who completed the occasion unbeaten after comfortably defeating Nepal 3-0. Pakistan’s Zunaisha Noor outlasted Maldives’ Imani Moosa Kaleem 6-1, 6-2, and Haniya Aman trounced Naba Nishan 6-0, 6-1. Within the doubles, Pakistan’s Haniya Aman and Lalarukh Sajid defeated Naba/Imani 7-6(5), 6-2.
Former Federal Secretary and IG Police Iftikhar Rashid, who’s the appearing PTF President, welcomed the groups, dad and mom in addition to dignitaries together with the ambassadors of Nepal and Maldives, and the Cost de Affairs of the Indian Excessive Fee. He thanked the chief visitor Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Secretary Petroleum, for gracing the event and Toyota-Indus Motors for sponsoring the occasion, in addition to ITF and ATF for his or her continued help to make sure the occasion materialized.
He additionally appreciated the laborious work and efforts of the PTF administration for making certain the sleek conduct of the occasion, which included adhering to strict COVID SOPs and safety preparations. He reiterated that the frequent conduct of such occasions would end in producing goodwill and sports activities diplomacy should be prioritized by the neighbouring international locations and that the diplomatic corps can play an important position on this regard.