The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who is on a visit to Pakistan, shows his cricket skills on the ground along with the captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed, on Friday in Karachi.
Talking to media, the mayor said, “Pakistan team has proved their skills and potential by winning the ICC Champions trophy”, he said.
Mayor khan also said, “Pakistan is the country with huge potential and just like we saw this summer, Pakistan won the Champions trophy by defeating England in the semi-final and India in the final”. he added
The London mayor was also full of praise for Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, saying that his leadership during the Champions Trophy was fantastic and the way he led the team to victory reminded Pakistan’s journey in the World Cup of 1992.
“Sarfraz’s leadership during the Champions Trophy was fantastic. You saw the best of Pakistan team’s spirit in the Champions Trophy, replicating 1992 where began as underdogs but during the tournament, team spirit went up to the top,” he said.
During his visit, Sadiq Khan appreciated the spirit of sports in the country, he said, “It has been fantastic to see the passion and skills of Karachi’s young cricketers. This just goes to show how grassroots sport can inspire and change young people’s lives.” he said.
“The friendship, the hospitality, the warmth, the love being shown during my stay in Pakistan will stay with me forever. You’ve been fantastic. I leave with fantastic memories,” Khan concluded.
Khan also voiced his support for the return of international cricket to Pakistan and said that he’ll also share his experience with the ECB when he returns to England.