Kainat Imtiaz: First Ever Ismaili Muslim women wins cricket gold at Asian Games

Full name Kainat Imtiaz
Born June 21, 1992, Karachi, Sind
Current age 18 years 155 days
Major teams Pakistan Women, South Zone Women (Pakistan)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast


Batting and fielding averages

  Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 1 1 1* 1 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1 1 24 18 2 2/18 2/18 9.00 4.50 12.0 0 0 0

It is not the convicted terrorists such as Dr Aafia Siddiqi, it is not the the cultivators of Al Qaeda such as Dr Farhat Hashmi, it is not the flag-bearers of the ISI sponsored yellow journalism such as Dr Shirin Mazari, it is the ordinary Pakistani women, such as those in Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team, who make us proud. 

In the recent past, it was Naseem Hameed, South Asia’s fastest woman who made us proud of being a Pakistani. Only yesterday, we celebrated the news of Asma Jahangir being awarded a UN prize for promoting human rights.

Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team created history Friday, 19 Nov 2010, in crushing Bangladesh by 10 wickets to win the first-ever Asian Games women’s cricket tournament here on Friday.

It was Pakistan’s first gold in Guangzhou.

Captain Sana Mir invited Bangladesh to bat first after winning the toss and her players dismissed them for 92 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

For Bangladesh, Salma Khatoon scored 27 and Romana made 17 while for Pakistan, Nida Rashid captured three and Sana Mir took two wickets.

Hats off to Pakistan’s female cricketers who today (Thu, 18 Nov 2010) beat Japan by nine wickets, qualifying for the finals in the Asian Games. Japan won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the team only managed 61 runs in 20 overs on the loss of seven wickets. Sana Gulzar of Pakistan took two wickets. Pakistan easily completed its target on the loss of one wicket. Javeria Wadood made 29 runs, whereas Nida Rashid made 27 runs.

Women’s Squad
Sana Mir (captain), Marina Iqbal (vice captain), Syeda Nain Fatima Abdi, Bismah Maroof, Marriam Hassan Shah, Javeria Wadood, Nida Rashid, Kanwal Naz, Nahida Khan, Syeda Batool Fatima Naqvi (wicketkeeper), Shumaila Qureshi, Asmavia Iqbal Khokar, Kainat Imtiaz and Sania Iqbal.

Officials: Ayesha Ashhar (manager), Mansoor Rana (coach), Suniana Munir (team physio), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach). Reserves: Sidra Amin, Masooma Junaid Farooqi, Rabiya Shah and Sana Gulzar.

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15 Responses to Kainat Imtiaz: First Ever Ismaili Muslim women wins cricket gold at Asian Games

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  2. aziz charniya says:

    hats off,keep it up.we are proud of you.

  3. Rahim Soomro says:

    awesome….She has made all of us on our toes…really awesome…glad to have her in our community.

  4. Shayan madhani says:

    We all ismailies are very proud of her and pray that she always keep our community name and our countries name to be top!!!!!!!!! WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK!

  5. Nabeel says:

    yar u guys rely rocks bst of luck 4 future…luv u guys!!

  6. azhar iqbal says:

    love you all BHYC 10………..keep rocking you all……

  7. azhar iqbal says:

    love you BHYC group 2010 keep rocking you all……………………………..

  8. Raheel says:

    Very nice Keep it up and thanks for sharing such a wonderful news!!!!!!!!

  9. Mehboob Ali Lalani says:

    It’s not an easy hands down victory. She must had worked tremendously hard to gain crowning success. We feel pride. She is now source of inspiration to the other females to come forward and take part in the sports.

  10. Shoheb Bhayani says:

    hearty congratulations to Kainat Imtiaz on her triumph and may Mawla bless her in all walks of life…

  11. shefali dewani says:

    all d best dear..n may mowla always shower his blessings on u…evn m a cricketer n itz rele gud to see at international level….wish u loads of luck…

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  13. hussaing says:

    Great Moment.

  14. shagufta pirwani says:

    keeep it up may god bless u 🙂

  15. khadija shamsherali says:

    Best of luck, may you Life long shine like star

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