You­nis-led cricket team calls on KP Speaker

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

PESHAWAR—Crick­et­ing star You­nis Khan led mem­bers of the Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa team that won Pak­istan Cup called on Speaker Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa As­sem­bly Asad Qaiser here at As­sem­bly premised on Wed­nes­day.

Be­sides for­mer na­tional team skip­per and record run mak­ers You­nis Khan, Ah­mad She­hzad, Muham­mad Rizwan, Ju­naid Khan, Im­ran Khan, Fawad Khan were also part of the del­e­ga­tion called on the speaker pro­vin­cial as­sem­bly.

“I am hon­ored of se­lect­ing a team that won the pres­ti­gious Pak­istan Cup,” You­nis said. He said play­ers like Im­ran Khan, Ju­naid Khan and Fawad Khan have started their crick­et­ing car­ries from a re­mote vil­lage of District Swabi and Swat and due to their tal­ent and hard­work­ing, they have reached to the lime­light at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els.

Speak­ing Pro­vin­cial As­sem­bly Asad Qaiser on this oc­ca­sion paid rich trib­ute to the crick­eters hail­ing from Swabi and Swat who were part of the vic­to­ri­ous team.

He said the govern­ment is very keen to pro­vide play­ing fields at Union Coun­cil, Tehsil and District lev­els. He also ap­pre­ci­ated team open­ing bats­men Ah­mad She­hzad and You­nis Khan as key to the suc­cess along with other mem­bers who played like a team.

Opener Ah­mad She­hzad on this oc­ca­sion said that Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa is full of tal­ent and he be­ing a part of the team, en­joyed while play­ing his cricket side-by-side with Ju­naid, Fawad Khan, You­nis, Im­ran Khan, Shoaib Khan and Muham­mad Rizwan. He said he feels very proud while play­ing side-by-side with young play­ers from Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.—APP

PESHAWAR: Speaker Pro­vin­cial As­sem­bly Asad Qaiser givin­ing away shield to for­mer cap­tain of Pak­istan cricket team.

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