KARACHI: As Champions Trophy’s tour of Karachi kicked off from Edhi Home, former Pakistan’s captain Younis took the trophy to University of Karachi, as per the schedule.
Students welcomed the legendary batsman and the trophy in their university. He unveiled the trophy there and asked all Pakistan cricket fans to support their team during the ICC’s multi-nation cricketing event.
“I hope that we (Pakistan) at least qualify to final or semi final of the tournament, but to make this happen, the team needs your backing,” Younis Khan said.
He also coined the tournament as a good opportunity for Pakistan to win it and bring the glory back to Pakistan.
Commenting on Pakistan and India’s cricketing relations, the highest Test run getter for Pakistan highlighted the importance of cricketing ties between the two nations.
“Pakistan and India should play cricket against each other,” said the veteran cricketer.
He compared Indo-Pak cricket to Ashes series and told, “Indo-Pak games are like Ashes (series), both the countries should promote it.
“When the two nations will play against each other, it will improve the (political) relations between the two. Plus, these pressure games give birth to big cricketing stars,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Shahid Afridi, ICC and PCB officials along with the ICC Champions Trophy reached Edhi Home, where he was received by Faisal Edhi.
Shahid Afridi was happy to meet children at Edhi Home and called it a great initiative.
“Abdul Sattar Edhi practically defined the true meaning of humanity,” said Afridi while talking to media. “It is a great initiative of PCB and ICC,” he added.
He also announced that he will surely travel to England to witness the live action between the arch-rivals Pakistan and India on June 4 in the group game of Champions Trophy.