Notable Series – Muhammad Atique Badminton Player – Dr Attaulwadood
By Dr Attaulwadood
A meeting with one of the bright stars of Pakistan, who worked day in and out to achieve their dreams, at the office of Daily Notable. Here’s a brief description of Muhammad Atique’s (badminton player) victories till now.
Muhammad Atique opened his eyes for the first time at Quetta on 23rd of September, 1983. He was brought up in the family of shuttlers, so by birth this game “badminton’ is in his blood.
He started his career in 1998 from Islamia High School, Quetta. When he was only 16 years of age, he marked his first achievement as well as won gold medal in all Pakistan category.
In the tournament of under 18 players he won the Gold Medal for the second time, in 2000. In men doubles he was the runner up with partner, Rizwan Azam in 2006.
In Syrian International Tournament he won gold medal in men double, in 2007. With Ayesha Ikram he won gold medal in mixed doubles in 2008. In the same year he won silver medal in Nepal satellite men doubles.
He remained the champion of men doubles and in mixed double championship for three consecutive years, 2007, 08 and 09, with Palwasha Bashir. From 2009 till now he has got 4 crowns in ranking championship.
In 2009, unfortunately, his tendons got injured and, as a result doctors as well as physicians asked him to take complete bed rest, otherwise, he would never be able to play badminton.
It was such a heart-breaking time for him and his family, and he could see his all dreams tearing apart. It was such a drastic situation where he lost all his hopes.
But miracles happen on Earth and one of the miracles happened in his life. However, his injury started fixing and he was getting well with each day.
He says that all this credit goes to his family’s support and prayers. Allah Almighty blessed him with good health and he returned back to his field with more determination.
Then, in 2014, he won gold medal in national championship in men doubles with partner Awais Azam.
He remained the runner up in men double championship for three years. 2015,17 and 18. The hero tied up his knots and in 2019 he won national championship in men doubles in 2019 with Raja Hussnain. Furthermore, he represented Pakistan at international level for 13 times.
He has represented Pakistan in South-Asian games at Sri Lanka, where he won two brown medals: one in team event and the other in men doubles.
He again represented Pakistan in south Asian games as a team captain in Nepal and got brown medal in team event and men doubles with Raja Hussnain, in 2019.
In the Meeting, he said that he was very much inspired by his father in addition to his elder brother, Mohammad Rafiq and Mohammad Shafique.
He said that he opted this game because his family has always been ambitious about it.
For the youth who is interested in badminton he encouraged them and asked them to work hard and to focus on their studies as well. He further added, that badminton game is very much expensive.
In Pakistan, only Wapda is promoting sports. All other departments should also focus on sports, only a healthy body can have healthy brain. Whereas, Badminton federation and sports board should help the new players and bring international coaches for them.
Also, add sponsors to badminton. Government body and private international institutes should support badminton.
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