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Despite their busy schedule some renowned businessmen took time out to answer questions and shared their views about this year's World Cup. Let's hear it from them.

 

Name: Numan Nabi

Designation: CEO

Organization: Brand Partnership

 

Q1. Favorite team?

A1. Pakistan.

 

Q2. Favorite player?

A2. Sachin Tendulkar is my favorite player. Apart from being an accomplished cricketer, he is also a batsman extraordinaire.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World Cup?

A3. I would rate England high, but I am still praying for Pakistan.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watching the World Cup?

A4. Preferably at home, but with the busy working schedule I will also be watching it on and off in my office.

 

 

Name: Ali Raza Merchant

Designation: Group Executive Director

Organization: Synergy Advertising

 

Q1. Favorite team?

A1. Of course, Pakistan.

 

Q2. Favorite player?

A2. No doubt, Shahid Afridi is my favorite player.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World Cup?

A3. We’ll probably see a few upsets in this year’s World Cup. Maybe the underdogs will come up with a few surprises.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watching it?

A4. Most probably at home with my family.

 

 

Name: Awais Maqsood

Designation: Executive vice President – Head of General Services

Organization: Faysal Bank

 

Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. Pakistan is my favorite team.

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. Shahid Afridi is my favorite player.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World Cup?

A3. My expectations are that Pakistan will win the World Cup this time.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watching it?

A4. I'll most probably watch the event at home.

 

 

Name: Khalid Iqbal Siddiqui

Designation: Director Research

Organization: Invest and Finance Securities Limited.

 

Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. Always Pakistan, but if it has to be someone else, it would be Sri Lanka.

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. In Pakistan team, it would be Misbah-ul-Haq. My favorite batsman globally would be Mahela Jayawardene and favorite bowler would be Mitchell Johnson (as Mohammed Aamer is now suspended).

 

Q3. Expectations from this World Cup?

A3. As much as I would like Pakistan to win, I don’t see them getting beyond the semi-final stage. I think a Sri Lanka versus India final is looking likely, and I think Sri Lanka might just edge it in the final.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watch it?

A4. At home, but maybe the semi-final or final with my father, if Pakistan makes it.

 

 

Name: Tariq Choudhry

Designation: CEO

Organization: Elixir Securities

 

Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. Pakistan, of course!

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. Younus Khan is my favorite player.

 

Q3. Expectations from this World cup?

A3. My expectations are Pakistan will win the World Cup and Shahid Afridi will create history as the 2nd pathan to hold up the winning trophy for the country (InshAllah).

 

Q4. How will you likely spend time watching it?

A4. How will I watch the game? Mmmm...Both at home, work and on radio while driving.

 

Name: Atif Asad Jan

Designation: Deputy General Manager Marketing

Organization: Dewan Motors Private Limited


Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. Australia.

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. I don't have a favorite player in particular.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World cup?

A3. Every team in particular will score a lot of runs and scores are expected to be very high in this World Cup.

 

Q4. How will you likely spend time watching it?

A4. I would love to watch it with friends but with the amount of pressure at work, I might watch it at home with my family.

 

 

Name: Salman Mazhar

Designation:Corporate and PR

Organization: Wateen

 

Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. My favorite team is Pakistan.

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. Boom boom Afridi is my favorite player.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World Cup?

A3. I expect it to be a very long and dry World Cup. It might be a drag in terms of duration and high scoring matches.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watching it?

A4. I’ll probably watch top-rated matches with friends the others at home.

 

 

Name: Dr. Akhtar Ahmed

Designation: Group Head HR

Organization: Candyland

 

Q1. Favorite Team?

A1. England is my favorite team in this World Cup.

 

Q2. Favorite Player?

A2. Kevin Pietersen is my favorite player.

 

Q3. Expectations from this year's World cup?

A3. My expectations are that England will win the World Cup.

 

Q4. How will you spend time watching it?

A4. In all probability I'll watch the game at home.


 



 
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