Sharjah Cricket ground becomes the first cricket ground where husband and wife are runs scorer. Sharjah ground is also famous for historical SIX hit by Javed Miandad and hatricks by Wasim Akram and Aqib Javed.
Scoring by Hakimudding and Begum Nafisa is a unique feature in the history of Sharjah Ground. Both husband and wife belong to Bohri Community.
By profession, Hakimudding is a businessman and her wife Nafisa Begum is also a big fan of the game and she regularly watches matches. Hakimudding is a die-hard fan of the game and this passion and love to cricket made him to step into the ground. He has been scoring since the initial days.
Hakimudding initially was as a supporter scorer of favorite scorer Muhammad Ali Jaffery. After his death, Hakimudding took the charge of scoring.
WHAT MADE NAFISA TO WORK IN CRICKET GROUND?
Answering to question regarding his wife’s help in scoring, he said that his wife is also a cricket lover and one day she desired to do scoring with him and he brought her into the stadium. Surprisingly, Nafisa Begum did good job and since then she has been very good supportive to her husband.
Her children were quite surprised when they knew that her mother was also doing scoring. Nafisa says runs scoring statistics are more difficult than household mathematics of expenditures.
“We need to be focused and vigilant during the game”, she added. Her husband was of the view that scoring has become easier now due to use of computers, but they have to be still alert on every moment of the game.
It is to remind that Sharjah ground has hosted more than 200 one day international cricket matches which is also a Guinness World Record.