Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan was recently appointed as an Honorary Deputy Superintendent of Police in Punjab province. Sharing images of the ceremony, he expressed his gratitude, stating, “I am honored to be appointed as an honorary DSP by IG Punjab and the department. It’s a unique opportunity to contribute in a different capacity.” Shadab also urged the youth of Pakistan to consider serving the country, saying, “Let’s actively be the change we aspire to see. I encourage our next generation to explore opportunities in the government sector to contribute to the nation. #PakistanZindabad,” the cricketer concluded.

Recently, Shadab Khan faced a setback as he was sidelined from the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand due to an ankle injury. Wahab Riaz, Pakistan’s chief selector, confirmed the news and disclosed that Shadab would require at least “two weeks for rehab” before making a comeback.

Shadab Khan’s most recent appearance for Pakistan was in the ODI World Cup held in India from August 5 to November 19. Unfortunately, he had a subpar performance in the tournament, contributing to Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the semi-finals. Reflecting on his performance, Shadab acknowledged his shortcomings, expressing disappointment in his inability to meet his bowling potential and make a significant impact on the team’s overall performance. During that time, he stated, “I have let myself down, I didn’t live up to my potential as a bowler that has impacted the team’s performance. You always try to win a tournament; this could not happen. We are out of the semifinals. Coaches, players, support staff, everyone is disappointed. Whenever a tournament starts, we have to improve in all three departments. As a team, we failed to adapt to modern-day cricket.”

In February, Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah was bestowed with the title of Goodwill Ambassador of Balochistan Police and received the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank during a ceremony held at the IG Balochistan Police Office. Reflecting on his childhood perceptions, Naseem Shah shared, “As a child, I had been scared of policemen. My parents would scare me by mentioning the police. However, as I have grown up, I have come to realize the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. They don’t just put their lives at risk for us; I have a far more simple example of their service.”

In addition, Shadab Khan expressed his admiration and gratitude for the police, especially those stationed at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He remarked, “Those appointed with us at the NCA stay awake at night to protect us. I cannot even function if I do not get a good night’s rest. I have immense respect for the police and am deeply grateful for their assistance,” Mr. Khan added.

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