Age: 35 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried
|Profession(s)||Sports Analyst, Anchor, Journalist, and Make Over Artist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||14 February 1988 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||35 Years|
|College/University||University of Warwick (England)|
|Educational Qualification||MBA in Marketing and Strategy|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Travelling|
|Controversies||• On 25 April 2018, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his team 'Chennai Super Kings' win against the 'Royal Challengers Bangalore,' she praised Dhoni enthusiastically on Twitter, but her unbiased praising of an Indian cricketer was unliked by the Pakistani cricket fans, and they posted very disapproved remarks against her on twitter
• During the 2023 World Cup in October, Zainab faced a backlash due to her past anti-India social media posts. She had initially travelled to India to cover Pakistan's match, but she left the country midway amid the controversy surrounding her posts. Some speculated that her departure was a result of the posts. Zainab, however, later addressed the matter through a post on X. She clarified that her exit from India was not related to her post and the controversy. She also took the opportunity to apologize for her previous remarks, stating that they no longer represented her current values. Business Today
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Nasir Abbas (Cricketer)
Mother- Andaleeb Abbas (PTI Politician)
|Siblings||Brother: Hussain Abbas Mirza (Fitness trainer)
|Favourite Food||Daal Chaawal|
|Favourite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite TV Show||Cricket Dewangi (Pakistani Cricket Show)|
|Favourite Brands||MAC, Rebel, NARS|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zainab Abbas
- Does Zainab Abbas smoke?: Not known
- Does Zainab Abbas drink alcohol?: Not known
- Abbas belongs to a cricket loving joint family of Pakistan.
- She has been brought up watching cricket with her uncles and cousins.
- In an interview, she revealed that once she had gone for an audition of a World Cup panel show without any experience of broadcasting, but her knowledge about Cricket made her able to get the job for a sports channel.
- Zainab is the anchor of ‘Dunya,’ a Pakistani Urdu news and current affairs TV channel.
- She hosted the Pakistan Super League (PSL), along with a former English county cricketer Alan Wilkins, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
- She has also done interviews with famous cricket personalities like Imran Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Amir, and Rameez Raja.
- Zainab has worked for the channel ‘Ten Sports’ also.
- She hosted events for the cricketer Younis Khan Farewell, Shahid Afridi Foundation, and T10 league in 2017.
- She writes feature stories, and her opinions are acknowledged by the popular cricket websites including ‘ESPNcricinfo.’
- Her work for the Manish Malhotra‘s fashion show- ‘100 years of Bollywood’ had won lots of appreciation to her.
- Zainab considers her mother as a superhero.
- Zainab is considered the first Pakistani woman sports presenter on the global level.
- She was also invited as the guest of honour by the ‘Young Achievers of Beaconhouse’ to talk about women empowerment.
- Abbas has also hosted a Pakistan National Cricket Team web series- ‘Sawal Cricket Ka!’
- During the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, when Zainab took a selfie with Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers, she was trolled on Twitter.
- Zainab became a household name after hosting the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
- Here is a glance at her favourite personalities: