Floods and destruction in Swat couldn’t stop the rise of young cricketer Ehsanullah. The 20-year-old from Hussain Wadi Swat has become the talk of the town in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8, representing Multan Sultans as their leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets. However, Ehsan’s journey to PSL wasn’t easy.
Ehsanullah’s family was among the many victims of the summer floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The floods destroyed their house and farm, leaving them in a difficult situation. Ehsanullah had to put his cricket career on hold due to the family’s struggles. Nevertheless, with the help of his uncle, Malik Ahmad Khan, Ehsanullah found his way back to cricket and pursued his passion.
Ehsanullah’s talent shone through at the local level, and his uncle enrolled him in a cricket academy. Despite the lack of resources, Ehsanullah’s dedication and hard work led him to excel in the game. His passion for cricket began when he watched legendary Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis on YouTube.
Starting with tape ball cricket, Ehsanullah’s impressive fast bowling led to him being promoted to Category A by the Mardan Cricket Academy. Today, he stands tall as one of the most promising young cricketers in Pakistan.
Ehsanullah’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance, hard work, and passion for the game. Despite the challenges he faced due to the floods, Ehsanullah remained determined to pursue his dreams. Now, he is making waves in PSL 8, and the future looks bright for this young cricketer from Swat.