The most well-known face of Pakistan cricket’s support base, 70-year-old Abdul Jalil aka ‘Chacha Cricket’ is all set to receive a prestigious award in recognition of his genuine devotion to the game. The lively and animated presence of Chacha Cricket in stadiums during matches involving Pakistan has been duly revered by fans.
The Sialkot resident will be bestowed with international acclaim as he will be given a one of a kind award, the Global Sports Fan Award on June 14 in Manchester. A veteran of 300 international matches all over the world, Chacha Cricket has been a permanent source of enthusiastic support for Pakistan.
“It’s been 50 years since I have stood tall for my team cheering louder & higher but this award has justified all my cheers and tears that have seen emotions & sacrifices. I am so honored to receive the first ever Global Sports Fan Awards having my life spent for the cause of my passion and goodness of cricket,” he spoke, sharing his feelings with a local news channel.