British-Pakistani Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, who went viral on the social media for his singing videos, was once a first-class cricketer in Pakistan.
Musician Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, whose real name is Kashif Rana, was part of the Lahore team in the 1983-84 season of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He played two first-class matches, in which he scored only 16 runs in three innings.
Due to lack of opportunities in Pakistan, he moved to the United Kingdom in search of a better future. He also played club cricket in UK for 12 years.
Last year, he went viral on social media as ‘Chahat Fateh Ali Khan’. His funny skills of singing attracted millions of people on the social media. Earlier this year, he also sang a song for Pakistan Super League (PSL) on his own behalf .
After his Anthem Chahat said that his version of the PSL anthem is better than this year’s official anthem, saying fans liked it even more than the 2020 Aima Baig “Groove Mera”.
While talking to Private Media Channel Chahat Fateh Ali Khan said his “unique style and lyrics” are being appreciated by fans on social media and gaining popularity among the previous anthem, adding that the “people are not even watching the new one”.
In one of his interviews, Rana nick name Chahat Fateh Ali Khan claimed that Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Aaqib Javed played under his captaincy during school cricket and after which he was highly trolled for his statement.
“I selected Aaqib Javed in the cricket team of the government school of Sheikhupura. He played under my captaincy,” he said in an interview with Private media channel.
Today, netizens were shocked after seeing a viral picture of Rana, nicknamed Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, from his days playing first-class cricket in Pakistan.