Queensland Times – PAKISTANI-BORN, raised in Qatar and later Saudi Arabia before moving to Australia six years ago, Ali Nasar Zaidi has travelled the world in search of his cricketing home.

Summary

  • PAKISTANI-BORN, raised in Qatar and later Saudi Arabia before moving to Australia six years ago, Ali Nasar Zaidi has travelled the world in search of his cricketing home.
  • Ali was first exposed to cricket through watching his dad Shoaib play senior cricket in Saudi Arabia.
  • With no junior cricket available, Ali was limited in his opportunities to play and compete in the sport he grew to love.
  • To go with his three individual awards at the recent U15 State Championships in Queensland – where he was named best wicketkeeper, best batsman and highest run-scorer – Ali was recently offered a place in the Queensland Cricket Academy for a second-successive year.
  • Under the guidance of Queensland’s best cricket eyes, including recently-capped Test player Marnus Labuschagne, Ali was immensely grateful for the continued support.


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