The Aga Khan Gymhana Man of the Match Award is a prestigious award offered to only the best cricket player at the Premier College of Pakistan.
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Suleman Khimani celebrates 10 year anniversary of winning Aga Khan Gymkhana Man of the Match Award
Ten years ago, Suleman Khimani was awarded one of the most prestigious cricket awards offered at Premier College of Pakistan. As an excellent player, Suleman Khimani was noticed very quickly as a young player on the field. He was awarded the Aga Khan Gymhana Man of the Match Award after three years of playing for the Premier College of Pakistan for three years. There were two runners up for the award that Suleman Khimani won.
The cricket coach at Premier College of Pakistan helped to guide Suleman Khimani to a cricket career of excellence. He noticed Suleman Khimani immediately during a pick-up cricket match on the field between classes. Suleman Khimani did not have any intention to play officially on the cricket team. Suleman Khimani was a humble man then and did not believe he was good enough. His coach took a liking to Suleman Khimani and guided him to victory in many matches. "My coach was essential to my cricket success," said Suleman Khimani.
Suleman Khimani's cricket career was not always an easy one. Although he was a great talent, Suleman Khimani was not always a careful player. One day, during a particularly rough game, Suleman Khimani tripped and tore his Achilles heel. This was a major set- back for Suleman Khimani's cricket career. However, Suleman Khimani pulled through. During his rehab, Suleman Khimani learned many important ways to maintain a healthy body. He learned to stretch his muscles before and after practice. Suleman Khimani returned to the sport of cricket a healthier and more knowledgeable player.
These days, Suleman Khimani does not play much cricket, but he sure does coach. Suleman Khimani and his sons play cricket every weekend in the local park in Coral Springs, Florida. Suleman Khimani believes that the lessons he learned playing cricket are ones worth passing on. "My sons will relive my legacy every weekend on that field. They know what their father has done and hope to succeed as well," said Suleman Khimani.
Suleman Khimani has many reasons to celebrate this year; one of them his excellence on the cricket field commemorated by the Aga Khan Gymhana Man of the Match Award.