From May 31 to June 3, Babar and Rizwan attended classes on the illustrious Harvard Business School campus in Boston
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan recently became the first cricketers to partake in Harvard Business School's executive education program, which specifically focuses on The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS).
From May 31 to June 3, Babar and Rizwan attended classes on the illustrious Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Massachusetts.
While both cricketers are known for their outstanding performances on the field, they also bring unique qualities and interests to the program. Rizwan, in particular, has been recognized for his efforts in spreading the message of Islam through his speeches at various mosques during his cricket tours to different countries.
On the last day of the program, Rizwan went a step further by gifting a Holy Quran to his teacher from the Harvard Business School's executive education program. This gesture not only showcased Rizwan's gratitude for the opportunity but also demonstrated his commitment to his faith and its values.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam's presence at Harvard seems to have had a contagious effect on his classmates. A female classmate of Babar's shared a picture on social media, captioned with, "Finding my next career as a cricket player."
This light-hearted comment reveals the impact that Babar's passion and talent for cricket have had on those around him. By engaging with his classmates and inspiring their interest in the sport, Babar has fostered a sense of camaraderie and perhaps even sparked a newfound passion for cricket among his peers.
This groundbreaking initiative taken by the two cricketers is likely to inspire a new generation of cricketers to pursue education alongside their sporting careers.
So proud of @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak for being invited to attend a 4 day course at the prestigious @HarvardHBS.— Dr Ahmad Rehan Khan (@AhmadRehanKhan) June 3, 2023
They invite a handful of celebrities all over the world and they are the first cricketers to be invited.
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