‘My parents never realized my cricketing abilities’ Atif recalls childhood

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Atif Aslam shared that his childhood love was playing cricket and he always wanted to become a professional cricketer.

Speaking in the digital show ‘AB Talks’, Aslam said he wanted to become a professional cricket but his parents never paid attention to his abilities.

“I wanted to become a professional cricketer and I was an athlete,” he shared. “But my parents never paid attention to it and never realized how good I was. That led to me giving up on cricket as I was skipping classes, catering to my interest in taking wickets,” the singer recalled.

Remember, Aslam was reportedly a fast bowler and got selected in Pakistan’s U19 team once.

On the other hand, the singer revealed that after listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, he came closer to music. “About 23 years ago, my brother had introduced me to NFAK. While I felt alone and at my worst, his [Nusrat Fateh] music calmed me, brought me closer to God, and when I started praying, I started getting the answers,” he reminisced.

Aslam has once again shared the struggle of recording his first song ‘Aadat‘ and it made his career. “The rise of my career began from Aadat, my first-ever song. I recorded it out of my pocket money. It took me a few seconds to upload it on the internet, when there was nothing like WhatsApp. People started loving it and led to the making of a music video,” he said.

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