Zainab Abbas, Pakistan’s renowned cricket commentator, and sports journalist, has swiftly made her repute in the men in green’s cricket fraternity and promptly is manifesting a loftier knack towards international scale too.
The lady, when first got a chance to represent Pakistan on an international level, asserted that she ignited her journey with a local news channel in 2015 just for fun whilst she was working at her own studio as a makeup artist. Zainab, being in the vastly male-dominant field, has tackled distinct obstacles but diminished all amidst her craze for cricket.
In different interviews, she has been revealing that cricket is in her blood inherited through her father, Nasir Abbas, who has been playing cricket since childhood partaking in the same school with former skipper, Ramiz Raja. Her mother, Andleeb Abbas, is also a huge fan of the sport. According to Zainab, her mom knows more about cricket than she does.
From makeup artist to cricket anchor, Zainab Abbas merits all tributes in the fraternity
Starting as a content writer for different channels, she clutched a vast grip with her knowledge of the field being hired by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to present the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2017-onwards). During the same tenure, she has hosted multiple shows for example Sawal Cricket Ka, Cricket Dewangi, Voice of Cricket, so on.
Seeing her fame and rage for cricket, she caught the eyes internationally becoming the first Pakistani woman to represent the ICC World Cup 2019 in England.
Momentarily, Zainab was hired by Sky Sports, Sky Cricket covering the latest cricket tournament, The hundred. Also, she has covered recent Pakistan vs England encounters. The matron, being proud of Pakistan, has admittedly got much more to inspire the girls out there pursuing her footstep following their sports-related careers.
..and just like that a wonderful two months with @SkyCricket @SkySports come to an end. A huge thank you to the entire team and what a brilliant experience it’s been,taking back lots of memories and learnings. Fantastic to be a part of @thehundred. Photo credit: @dudleyplatypus pic.twitter.com/rNLJ0jDxeU— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) August 22, 2021