Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam along with his teammate Mohammad Rizwan enrolled in the Harvard Business School. The enrolled in the executive execution program which is focused on the Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports. They have become first cricketers to attend the prestigious program that began from May 31 and lasted till June 3 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Notably several sportspersons have earlier attended this program which includes names like footballers such as Kaka, Edwin van der Sar, Gerard Pique, Oliver Kahn; NBA stars like Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul and Paul Gasol. The opportunity allowed Azam and Rizwan to expand their knowledge and skills in the business side of the sports industry. Babar took to Twitter to share his thoughts regarding the experience he had at one of the most prestigious institutes in the world. Posting a picture with his classmates, he wrote, “Met some thoughtful committed people ready to change the world.”
Both the cricketers motivated their classmates to pursue cricket as a career option. Meanwhile, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan presented a book of the Holy Quran to one of the faculty members at Harvard. Earlier Azam had talked about getting a chance to learn at the top-rated B-school. He said, “My inspiration for joining this world-class program at Harvard is to connect, explore, listen, learn, grow, and give back to the community worldwide.”
While Rizwan who was equally excited for the opportunity said, “It’s a huge honour to represent Pakistan on such a prestigious global stage.” He added, “We are going to Harvard to learn from the best in the world and at the same time to share our journey and learnings with everyone. I am certain that this will be an exciting journey, and I look forward to sharing our learning and experiences with the next superstars of the cricket world.”