The members of triumphant ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Pakistan cricket team attended a reception at the PM office to celebrate their marvelous victory. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs10 million for each member of the Pakistan cricket team in acknowledgement of their historic performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Pakistan team members led by skipper Sarfraz Ahmed were introduced to Prime Minister. Prime Minister appreciated the effort of national cricket team for defeating the strong teams and bringing glory to the country. Prime Minister said that there is no need to plead with any country to visit Pakistan, those who want to play in Pakistan will visit themselves.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa also held a reception on Wednesday for Pakistan cricket team and the management. He also asked the team to continue to be hard-working and humble as they are the ambassadors of Pakistan. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan thanked the Army Chief for his support and making a conducive environment for the sport in the country. As per ISPR players also thanked the COAS for holding the reception and honouring them. There are also reports that Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has also invited the Pakistan cricket team to visit Parliament House.
It is a good omen that players of Pakistan cricket team are being acknowledged widely. Team has brought smiles and happiness to the faces of people. Cricket unites people in this country, during any international tournament people forget their day to day issues and all pray for the victory of Pakistan. This time around despite the low hopes, being the number eighth team in the tournament, Pakistan emerged victorious. Pakistan cricket team had trounced Indian team in the final of ICC Champions trophy by a margin of 180 runs after ravaging the renowned strong Indian batting line and posting a formidable total of 338 for four in the limited overs one-day match held in England last month. The national cricket team showed excellent performance while batting, bowling and fielding in the tournament and it fully deserves the appreciation and patronage of the nation and the government.
It is good omen that Pakistan cricket team is being acknowledged widely for historic victory in Champions Trophy.