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Trophy-winning Pak cricketers tenderly welcomed home

  • June 20, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Even after a special procession escorting Sarfraz Ahmed from a airfield got within steer of his Karachi home in a early hours of a morning, it took a Pakistan captain scarcely a half-hour to get from a automobile to his residence as a mob of adoring cricket fans clamored for photographs.

Fans flashy a transport and waited by a night to acquire their hero, with some carrying children on their shoulders to get a glance of a male who led Pakistan to an doubtful win in a Champions Trophy in London.

Supporters unfurled a 70-foot (21-meter) prolonged inhabitant dwindle and carried it in a transport as Ahmed gathering in, as military attempted to transparent a path.

Ahmed waved a prize from a patio of his residence as he was showered with rose petals as a throng chanted “Pakistan Zindabad,” definition prolonged live Pakistan.

“This is your prize and we won it only given of you,” Ahmed said.

Thousands of fans stayed adult late opposite a republic to acquire home members of a Pakistan squad.

Ahmed and quick bowler Ruman Raees arrived in Karachi during 4:45 a.m. with a prize that Pakistan had won for a initial time.

Both cricketers were presented with normal Sindhi shawls and caps during a loll as fans, and airfield officials, didn’t skip an eventuality to take selfies with their heroes.

Pakistan dumbfounded a cricketing universe on Sunday when it kick archrival and prohibited favorite India by 180 runs in a final.

Ahmed’s patrol overcame a terrible start in a eventuality ? beaten by 124 runs in a initial organisation compare by India ? to kick South Africa, Sri Lanka and England on a approach to a championship match.

“Players came underneath vigour in a initial match, though credit goes to a group government a approach they encouraged a players,” Ahmed said. “It was a really large feat … it will be remembered for a prolonged time and we are enjoying each impulse of it.”

Raees pronounced he didn’t nap for dual days given of all a fad following Pakistan’s initial win in a vital cricket contest given a 1992 World Cup.

“I dedicate a win to a whole republic and we enjoyed a feat a lot, congratulations to a whole country,” Raees said.

Provincial administrator Mohammad Zubair pronounced he was unapproachable of “son of Sindh” Ahmed and hoped a feat will light some-more appetite into youngsters personification a sport.

“He is a son of Sindh range and we are here to settle him comfortable welcome,” Zubair said.

“We have not hosted any general group for a final 8 or 9 years, Pakistani players are barred from personification in a IPL (Indian Premier League), though I’m certain with this feat a players will get some-more opportunities.”

Messages such as “Champion of champions. Team Pakistan! Welcome behind after such a extensive victory” were emblazoned on banners erected during Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore when a group landed.

Television footage showed supporters chanting “Pakistan Zindabad” when 4 of a players entered a open area during 2:30 a.m.

Player-of-the-tournament Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam, and Ahmed Shehzad were presented with bouquets by Punjab provincial ministers.

Punjab arch apportion Shahbaz Sharif was due to accept a cricketers, though Geo Television reported he couldn’t transport to a airfield during a final notation given of confidence reasons.

Ali took 3 wickets in a final and finished as a tournament’s heading bowler with 13 wickets in 5 matches.

Fans surrounded Ali’s automobile and showered it with rose petals, while a quick bowler smiled and waved from inside a vehicle.

A identical accepting was accorded to man-of-the-match in a final, Fakhar Zaman, who crushed 114 off 106 balls, when he landed in Peshawar.

Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Junaid Khan arrived in Islamabad where a swift of policemen a gave ensure of respect to a 3 players during a airport. –AP


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