This groundbreaking initiative taken by the two cricketers is likely to inspire a new generation of cricketers to pursue education
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first cricketers to participate in Harvard Business School's executive education program.
Their involvement in the program, which focuses on The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS), has not only showcased their commitment to personal development but also inspired their classmates, including renowned athletes Kamaru Usman and Francis Ngannou, to take an interest in cricket.
From May 31 to June 3, Babar and Rizwan attended classes on the illustrious Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Massachusetts.
The culmination of their time at Harvard Business School was marked by a farewell picture featuring Babar and Rizwan alongside their classmates, which included esteemed athletes like Kamaru Usman, Francis Ngannou, Jameis Winston, and Cesar Azpillicueta. It was an occasion where the worlds of cricket, mixed martial arts, American football, and football converged, showcasing the diverse backgrounds and interests of the participants.
In a gesture of friendship and cross-sport camaraderie, Babar gifted his Gray-Nicolls bat to Francis Ngannou. The accompanying caption on the photo posted by Babar on Twitter read, “When champions like @francis_ngannou, @USMAN84kg and @jaboowins vouching to play cricket, may be it is time for @iMRizwanPak and I to join another sports. Thoughts?”
This groundbreaking initiative taken by the two cricketers is likely to inspire a new generation of cricketers to pursue education alongside their sporting careers.