KARACHI: Sarfraz Ahmed â€“ the captain of Pakistan cricket team â€“ honoured Geo Khelo Pakistan game show today 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 teamâ€™s service to the country.
Entering to thunderous applause and loud chants of â€˜Sarfraz Zindabadâ€™, 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 plot of land by Bahria Town.
Pakistan under the captainship of Ahmed bagged an unexpected win on Sunday against the longstanding archrival India in the ICC Champions Trophy final held at The Oval in Lambeth, South London. The victory was not only memorable but celebrated by Pakistanis all around the world.
Speaking to the media, Ahmed thanked God and also expressed his gratitude to the team and fans. â€œIâ€™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 parentsâ€™ and fansâ€™ prayers that got us to this place,â€ he said, adding that the team worked really hard for this victory.
Ahmed was pleased to attend the game show and enjoyed being in the presence of legendary cricketers Akram and Akhtar, who he said he â€œusually saw on the field, rather than on a TV showâ€.
The admired cricketers wished the audience and Pakistanis a Happy Eid in advance and noted that he was very proud of the current happenings in sports.