World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony: Malala represents Pakistan in 60-second challenge

11:35 AM | 31 May, 2019
World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony: Malala represents Pakistan in 60-second challenge
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World's youngest Noble Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai  is currently representing Pakistan at ICC World Cup's opening ceremony and she's got the cricket fever.

Speaking to the ICC CWC team, she said, "I do follow cricket, it's my favourite sport. I grew up with cricket in Pakistan; playing on our streets, on our rooftops, playing it with my brother. It was part of my childhood and I still try to play it in university - I've joined the women's team. What's incredible about this sport is how it brings together people from different backgrounds and different cultures and it's enjoyable it's a fun sport."

But when asked to name her favourite player Yousafzai said, "I cant pick one, [there's] Hasan Ali, Shadab, many more. I'm a big fan of the Pakistani bowlers, they're incredible I wish good luck to every player out there."

She got to play some cricket.

Sharing her thoughts over Pakistan maintaining seventh place with 38 points during the ODI games, Malala trolled the Indian team saying that in comparison, they scored the last position with only 19 points. “Pakistan, we were okay, not too bad, came number 7 but India came last!” The crowd erupted into laughter after her comment.

Malala further added that cricket is a sport that brings everyone together.

And she also got to meet Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar!

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