Born: Lahore, Pakistan
Birthday: 7th March 1982
Who is he?
It is a pity that Pakistan doesnt give Polo the attention it deserves, especially if our Polo players are as pleasing to the eye as Hissam Hyder! This dapper gentleman was born into the royal family of Pakistani Polo and began his professional career in 2001. However, at that time, little did we know that the then 19-year old would outclass everyone and achieve the many accolades that he has won since then. Now, 12 years later, Hissam remains not only Pakistan’s no. 1 jockey but is also amongst the top 5% of Polo players worldwide! He has represented the nation at numerous international events and has played alongside some legendary personalities from across the world, most recently at the prestigious Royal Windsor Cup 2013. Needless to say, all this travelling and exposure has moulded him into the perfect combination of down-to-earth and dignitary and we would jump at the chance to sit and hear about this hottie’s experiences first hand!
Why we love him
Much like the sport itself, this handsome jockey is the embodiment of class, discipline and intellect. So much so that if Pakistan had its very own prince, he ought to be just like Hissam! His regal appeal, coupled with his soft-spoken, ‘nice guy’ image has been warming the hearts of the nation and we at Ms.T just want to give him a big bear hug!
Mind you, beneath all this splendour lies a strong personality not afraid to get its hands dirty to achieve what it wants! Hissam prides himself on his determination and believes that there can be no substitute for hard work and perseverance in life. A jack of all trades, he applies this motto to everything he does and is always seeking business opportunities, aside from his sporting career, to utilise his entrepreneurial spirit. And in addition to that, he is currently running an agricultural project alongside his father in support of Pakistan’s largest industry! He also took part in various exhibition matches in Jordan to help the victims of the 2010 floods and is always willing to provide a helping hand to worthy causes. Sportsman, business man, philanthropist, environmentalist and socialite... is there anything this guy can’t do? There is something strangely attractive about a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. That man is Hissam!
What you didn’t know about him
Hissam is a closet Bollywood fan — he can listen to Indian music for hours on end and certainly has us wishing for a little sari-in-the-rain romance number with him!
An independent, career-oriented girl with her own interests and hobbies is on top of his list of ‘future projects.’ Come on girls! We say you score this gentleman before someone else does!
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, June 16th, 2013.
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