History in the Making: Marina Iqbal Becomes the First Pakistani Female Commentator

Pakistan’s women cricket team has often gone under the radar but Marina Iqbal’s recent achievement might just change all of this; the former Pakistan women team member has become the first female commentator from the country.

Last year, Marina Iqbal played her final one-day international against New Zealand. She then proceeded to sharpen her language skills and made her commentary debut during the Pakistan-Australia women’s cricket series held in Malaysia.

Her ability to bring the game to life with her words was widely appreciated by her colleagues and other commentators as well.

During her debut appearance in the commentators box, praises were poured on Twitter by a number of people. Shireen Mazari, the Human Rights Minister, also congratulated Marina on achieving this feat.

Shireen Mazari wasn’t the only to appreciate what Marina Iqbal had achieved, former Pakistan men’s cricket team captain, Mohammad Hafeez also publicly congratulated Marina.

Following the appreciation, Marina tweeted and thanked Gavin Scovell, British TV Presenter and commentary trainer, for all the training and knowledge.

She wrote:

Picking up the mic for the love of the game. This instinct pursued me to stay connected to my passion — cricket. What more can you ask. I really want to thank you Gavin Scovell for all the training and knowledge.

Iqbal was a part of the women’s national cricket team from 2009-2017, and played as the opener. She also served as the Vice Captain in 2010.

We are delighted to see women progressing in the world of sports. Congratulate Marina in the comments section down below.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.