“The Pearl of Asia” Ummam Khawaja leave to
India for Asian Hope TT Championship in India
PESJHAWAR: Recently declared as “The Pearl of Asia” by World
Table Tennis Federation after watching his stunning skills he
exhibited in an event in Doha, Qatar 12-year-old Ummam Khawaja
departure for India to represent Pakistan in the Asian Hope Table
Tennis Championship here on Friday.
Before leaving for India, a jubilant Ummam Khawaja said that he is
fully fit to win back top position against fellow players coming
from other countries of Asia.
Ummam Khawaja stunned the rest of the World with his superb display
of Table Tennis that sharpen his way among the top players of the
world and he is considered as a great hope for the country in
future. Ummam surprised players from Asia when he got a gold medal
in the Under-12 category at the South Asian Table Tennis
Championship held at Karachi last year wherein 7 top countries of
South Asia took part.
Again on his stunning performance at international level, Ummam was
called by the Asian Table Tennis Federation to participate in the
International Table Tennis Federation event held at Doha, Qatar,
where 16 countries of World took part and Ummam Khawaja got seven
positions out of the Championship for his first appearance by
recording victories against top teams like Thailand, Hong Kong, and
On this superb performance and looking after his skillful game,
Ummam Khawaja, hailing from a remote village of District Chaitral,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan was declared as “The Pearl of Asia”.
Although, the young champion succeeded in creating history yet was
not taken as serious by the Game pundits or the concerned quarters
of the govt in Pakistan. Ummam Khawaja, a born champion, won back
such an outstanding title for the first time in the history of the
country but surprisingly got no reception at the Airport on his
arrival to the motherland.
On his outstanding performance, Ummam Khawaja said that he did not
know much about fame rather he is concentrating on his game and
stick to it the way he could. The young champion of Pakistan, who
won back such a prestigious title “The Pearl of Asia”, is eager
about winning more titles.
“I love to win back title in Indian soul and certainly it would be
a gift for my countrymen on the occasion of the Independence Day
celebration,” a dreamful Ummam Khawaja said with great confidence.
He said my coach Azhar and certainly my father, President and
Secretary of the Pakistan Table Tennis Federation, DG PSB Dr.,
Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera and prayers of my mother have extended all out
support to me and today they are behind my success but I assured
them all that I will do more hard work to win back laurel