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Was Chahat Fateh Ali Khan a cricketer once?

Chahat Fateh Ali Khan: From cricketer to viral singer sensation. Khan's cricket career was brief, but his singing videos gained widespread fame online. Khan claimed to have captained Aaqib Javed in school cricket.

  • Chahat Fateh Ali Khan: From cricketer to viral singer sensation.
  • Khan’s cricket career was brief, but his singing videos gained widespread fame online.
  • Khan claimed to have captained Aaqib Javed in school cricket.

Kashif Rana, better known as Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, has taken the internet by storm with his comical singing videos and infectious personality. However, it may come as a surprise to many that before his rise to fame, Khan had a background in cricket.

Media reports have revealed that Khan, a British-Pakistani singer, was once a first-class cricketer in Pakistan during his youth. In the 1983-84 season of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, he represented the Lahore team before eventually moving to England in search of greener pastures.

Despite his love for the sport, Khan’s cricketing career was short-lived, with only 16 runs to his name in three innings. He also played club cricket in England, further indulging his passion for the game.

It was last year when Khan gained widespread attention with his viral singing videos, adopting the stage name Chahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Earlier this year, just before the commencement of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Kashif Rana showcased his singing talent and expressed his desire to sing the official anthem of the league.

Chahat Fateh Ali Khan also captained famous Aqib Javed

In a recent interview, Khan even claimed that former Pakistani Test cricketer Aaqib Javed had played under his captaincy during their school cricket days, stating, “I selected Aaqib Javed in the cricket team of the government school of Sheikhupura. He played under my captaincy.”

Kashif Rana, or Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, has undoubtedly carved out a unique path, transitioning from the cricket pitch to becoming an online sensation through his entertaining singing videos. His journey is a demonstration of the unpredictable and various paths individuals can take in pursuit of their dreams.

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