Cricket hero Wasim bowls it straight to Lyndon School pupils - The Solihull Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

Cricket hero Wasim bowls it straight to Lyndon School pupils

RENOWNED cricketer Wasim Khan MBE visited Lyndon School in Solihull recently to discuss his life’s journey with Year 9 students.

They were able to ask him questions about his career, academic life, and personal achievements and hear him talk about how ambition is important to their success.

The visit was arranged as part of Lyndon School’s commitment to developing students’ ambitions as part of their Aspire PRSHE programme.

Wasim hails from Small Heath. His professional cricket career with Warwickshire led to his appointment as the chief executive of Pakistan Cricket Board.

In doing so he was the first British-born Pakistani-origin Muslim to play professional cricket in England.

He was a left-handed batsman who also bowled right arm medium pace.

Abid Butt, Principal at Lyndon School said: “I was delighted to welcome Wasim Khan MBE to our school to meet with Year 9 students.

“I know he has inspired many young people throughout his impressive career, and it was great for the students to hear from such a high achieving sportsman.

“I know they all took a lot of positive messages away from his talk.”

In his talk Wasim said: “Understand that rejection is a big part of life and that’s fine.

“It doesn’t always work out the way you want it to. It’s very challenging at times.

“But I’ve realised that as long as you remain committed to making it happen, then there is every chance you will get there.

“Everyone is good at something; you just have to find that something and then pursue it with real focus and belief.”


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