- LocationIslamabad, Pakistan
- Squad Number11
Hammad affectionately known as The Godfather of Wombats and nick named HAMMY
Current age: 34 Years Major teams: Wombats CC Playing role: Bowler Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium
Belonging to the city of Rawalpindi, grew up playing street tape ball cricket and in the Golden era of Pakistan cricket where the country won the World cup and two Ws used to bring havoc to opposition. He still remembers
the day spent welcoming the world cup winning team on trophy tour and accompanying uncles on bikes,
the half an hour journey from airport to stadium took nearly 8 hours to complete that was the passion
for cricket which still runs in the blood everytime he is on the field or watching Pakistan cricket team.
He played the first game of hard ball in 1996 under the foothills of Margalla, Islamabad in Marghazar
cricket stadium and never looked back ever since.
Hammad moved to Dubai in 2009 and first played cement cricket, and in 2010 he joined wombats
initially as team player but co-founded the club in 2011. That with his best mates resulted in making
Wombats one of the biggest clubs in UAE with DSL being the center piece of amateur cricket in Dubai
and many other tournaments and friendlies have been organized by Wombats.
Off the field, he is responsible for many aspects of the club management such as finances, master
scheduling, managing and planning DSL, and lots of other traits.
On field, Hammad is passionate and hardworking cricketer. He considers Wasim Akram as his role model
and is known for his out swingers with an edge always in play when bowling. The hard work paid off in
2013-14 season when he was awarded the best bowler for the club and was joint highest wicket taker.
Since then, participation has been limited due to suffering ACL injury in 2014. Hammad moved to Doha
that same year, however his trips to Dubai every now and then ensures that he remains attach to club.
So far, he has been a part of all the international tours and plan to continue that way.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible