Mahinder Pal Singh becomes Pak's first Sikh cricketer to join national academy

| Updated: Dec 20, 2016 21:59 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 20 (ANI): In a first, a Pakistani Sikh has proven his mettle and has secured a place in the National Cricket Academy. Over the years, the Pakistan cricket squad has seen Christians and Hindus represent the country at home and abroad. Mahinder Pal Singh, who hails from Nankana Sahib (Lahore), is among the list of top 30 emerging cricketers in the country, Geo News reported. Proud of this achievement, Mahinder, in a video, expressed his desire to make the country proud. In the video that is going viral on social media, he has thanked his coach and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan for having faith and recognising his talent. The country's cricketing history has only seen 7 non-muslim cricketers playing at the international level. (ANI)