Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hailed the spirit, prayers and various contributions of the Pakistani community-based in the United Kingdom especially in Leeds where the national team is playing the second and final Test against England.
Pakistan skipper graced an iftar dinner at a local hotel hosted by the community headed by Abdul Rehman Farrukh and appreciated the support his team has been getting from the overseas Pakistanis.
“Whenever we come to the UK we get a lot of support from the Pakistani fans which spurs us on,” said Sarfraz. “Last year we won the Champions Trophy primary because of the hard work of the players backed by the proficient prayers by the community in the holy month of Ramadan.”
Farrukh thanked Pakistani skipper for attending the dinner and vowed to continue community’s support to the team as well as to the country.
“We live here abroad so we miss our country but whenever we get a chance to host our countrymen, our team and our high profile people we come forward,” said Farruk, a software engineer by profession.
“Pakistan team has raised our heads with pride by winning the Lord’s Test and we are praying that they do well to win the series which will be our first since 1996,” said Farrukh.
A large number of Pakistani community attended the function and praised the young team for its progress.