Meet the new sensation, fan of Pakistani cricket much known as #ThatPakistaniFan, Rizla Rehan who went viral in Asia Cup 2018 as she was spotted cheering for her team and has been the hot spot of Cameras in the cricket stadiums since.
- Tell us about #ThatPakistaniFan Rizla Rehan?
- I’m from Karachi but I’ve been living in Dubai for the last 12 years, I spend most of my time between Dubai and Islamabad. I run a small charity providing education for underprivileged children in Pakistan as well as this I have adopted a few girls who I take complete care of. I spend my time supporting and working with my own charities along with helping other charities such as Deaf reach and Special Olympics Pakistan as well as other causes.
- When and how did you first become interested in sports/cricket?
- Growing up I was always quite a sporty person, growing up I played a few different sports for example, badminton and volleyball. Having seen my family watch cricket at home from a young age I started to watch it with them and that’s how my interest in cricket began.
- Who is your favorite Pakistani cricketer, till date & why?
- Shahid Afridi – Because every time he came to the pitch as a batsmen or as a bowler he put a sense of hope into everyone watching and he was a pivotal part for the team for such a long time.
- Your favorite Sport apart from Cricket?
- I enjoy athletics particularly sprinting as well as field hockey.
- What’s one player you cannot stand in any sport?
- No-one, I believe anyone who can reach the level of becoming a professional athlete deserves a lot of respect and admiration.
- Finish this sentence: Cricket for Rizla Rehan is ____________
- Cricket for Rizla Rehan is an enjoyable hobby to watch and support. I believe it provides a great platform to bring people from around the world together as we watch our teams and countries play together.
- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat? What’s your pick when it comes to social media?
- Facebook and Instagram have to be my picks – I feel these platforms give me the best opportunity to interact with everyone.
- First word that comes to your mind when you hear the names?
Shahid Afridi? > Boom Boom
Umar Akmal? > Talented
Sarfraz Ahmed? > Team player
Waseem Akram? > Legend
Virat Kohli? > Record breaker
- What’s your favorite sports memory of all time?
- Winning the cricket world cup of course!
- Fans of #ThatPakistaniFan would like to know, where they would see her next?
- They can keep up with me on my Instagram and facebook pages – I will be in Pakistan to support Deaf Reach as well the Special Olympics Pakistan team. Other than that I’m sure you’ll see me supporting Pakistan in our upcoming matches.