A Tea Vendor’s Son is Playing for Pakistan in U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup!

In a tale that is sure to inspire a lot of Pakistani youngsters, Zaid Alam, a tea-vendor’s son has now become a part of the Pakistan’s Under-19 team.

The young cricketer comes from a small family with big dreams, will be playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Zaid Alam’s father, Alam Khan works as a tea vendor at his stall to support his family. Zaid also made his living as one, working alongside his brother and father as he grew up.

Alam Khan spoke about Zaid’s hard work and remarked proudly,


We never had any money nor did we ever think along these lines.

Allah helped my son move forward in his life.

His achievement is a result of his hard work.


Alam Khan commended his son’s hard work and his respect for his mentors and teachers.

Zaid, belonging to a poor family, has faced immense difficulties on his journey towards becoming a cricketer. He confronted harsh financial difficulties at many times but his passion and determination drove him forward into success.

He will finally represent Pakistan U-19 side in an international event and hopes to give it his best.


I will give my 110 percent to the team and ensure that Pakistan becomes victorious.


The youngster always dreamed of getting acknowledged in the cricket world and now he is on his way to achieve it. He hopes to make his way to Pakistan’s cricket team.

Pakistan is no stranger to great talent. Stories like Zaid Alam’s are spread throughout Pakistan, and one only needs to look hard and nurture these stars-in-the-making who can one day make our country proud.

Let’s hope that Zaid Alam is able to climb higher with more support from the Pakistani government and other stakeholders.

Via GeoNews


  • Azhar

    I strongly object to the title of this news. If a tea seller can become the prime minister of the world’s largest democracy India then what’s the big deal if the son of a tea vendor is selected for the under 19 cricket team. Players are and should be selected on the basis of their talent and not family background.

    • Faisal

      Spot on!

  • Great Appreciated By PCB :
    PCB Merit Pe Log Len Bohat Talent Milega

  • Danish

    Tea vendor is also human being and part of our society. don’t know why it is being highlighted as cricket can be played anyone regardless of family background. He is not being made prince of a kingdom, only a cricketer.

    • Fozia

      sadiq hasan, mayor of London is an exemplary for all.

  • Fayyaz Malik

    This is so-called-elite-class’s philosphy,”Look! That Chai Wala/Kaawala/Dukaanwala’s child has got this”. Actually its not a praise. Instead its a hidden jealousy behind. Its rather humiliation than inspiration or motivation.