Thursday Jun 22, 2017
KARACHI: Sarfraz Ahmed – the captain of Pakistan cricket team – honoured Geo Khelo Pakistan game show Wednesday in its 25th episode as a guest, alongside hosts Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, and was presented two gifts in acknowledgement of his and the team’s service to the country.
Entering to thunderous applause and loud chants of ‘Sarfraz Zindabad’, the captain appeared surprised and humbled at the welcome he received. He was awarded luxury SUV BMW X1 as a joint thank-you from JS Bank and Dewan Motors as well as a 250 sq yard plot of land by Bahria Town.
Pakistan, under the captainship of Sarfraz, bagged a stunning win on Sunday against the longstanding archrival India in the ICC Champions Trophy final held at The Oval, London. The historic victory was celebrated by Pakistani supporters all around the world.
Sarfraz thanked God and also expressed his gratitude to the team and fans. “I’m really thankful to Allah for providing us with so much honour and giving us the opportunity to enhance our reputation. In addition, it is our parents’ and fans’ prayers that got us to this place,” he said, adding that the team worked really hard for this victory.
Sarfraz was pleased to attend the game show and enjoyed being in the presence of legendary cricketers Akram and Akhtar, who he said he “usually saw on the field, rather than on a TV show”.
The admired cricketers wished the audience and Pakistanis a Happy Eid in advance.