PESHAWAR, Aug 5 (APP): Recently declared as ‘The Pearl of Asia’ by World Table Tennis Federation after his stunning skills at an event in Doha, Qatar, 12-year-old Ummam Khawaja left 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 had stunned the world with his superb display of Table Tennis and he is now 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 Hungry.

On this superb performance and looking after his skillful game, Ummam Khawaja, hailing from a remote village of District Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was declared as ‘The Pearl of Asia’.

Ummam Khawaja, a born champion, won back such an outstanding title for the first time for 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 he was fully concentrating on his game. 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 full confidence.