According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 23% Pakistani men say that if they could be a sportsman, they would choose to play cricket. Interestingly, wrestling came as second popular game.
A nationally representative sample of men from across the four provinces was asked. Suppose you could be a sportsman, which one of the following would you like to become? Responding to this, 23% said cricketer, 11% said tennis player and 17% said wrestler. 17% said they would not like to be a sportsman, 25% said others and 7% did not respond.