Chishty Mujahid

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Chishty Mujahid, an articulate and authoritative cricket commentator, is a law graduate from Cambridge University. His love for the game began early in his childhood when he watched the 1952 Pakistani Team under Abdul Hafeez Kardar play at New Delhi and Lucknow. A frequent visitor to tests in England during his student days in the late 1960s, he became a commentator renowned for being both articulate and knowledgeable description and analysis of the game. With Radio Pakistan and Pakistan TV and Hum.Fm he has toured Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, New Zealand and Sharjah. He has worked in high profile jobs in various national and International companies.

Chishty Mujahid is a well-known figure in Pakistani cricket journalism and broadcasting. Born in 1944 in New Delhi, British India, he was educated at Karachi Grammar School, National College Karachi, Selwyn College Cambridge (Law Tripos 1966) and the Middle Temple London. He played cricket at school, college and club levels as a middle order batsman, a right arm leg break and googly bowler and an agile and reliable fielder. He started Radio commentaries in 1967 and TV commentaries on Pakistan Television (PTV) in 1970.

Mujahid has also commentated for and appeared on Doordarshan - India, Rupavahini, MTV & TNL - Sri Lanka, Worldtel, TWI, Sony, South African Broadcasting Corp, CricInfo, BBC Urdu, Hum FM (UAE), Yes FM, Sri Lanka. He has covered, and written on cricket for newspapers such as the Dawn, Frontier Post, Morning News, The News (all Pakistani English Dailies) for the World of Cricket and The Cricketer Magazine (Pakistan), and the Khaleej Times (UAE).

Mujahid wrote the commentary for a pictorial cricket biography of Imran Khan - "An Eye on Imran". He was nominated for the Best Sports Commentator award for PTV three years in a row 1985, 1986 and 1987 winning the Award in 1986. He also won the PBC (Radio Pakistan) best cricket commentator award for 1999 and the PBC Excellence Award 2001. He was conferred the President’s Award for Pride of Performance in the Honours List of 14 August, 2003.


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