RAWALPINDI – Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said that Pakistan Navy was proud of ex-serviceman Fakhar Zaman, who remained part of Pakistan Navy cricket team for seven years and has become symbol of Pakistan as well as of Pakistan Navy.
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The admiral stated this while speaking at the dinner hosted to pay homage to Pakistan Cricket Team on the historic win of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, read ISPR press release.
During the informal address, the Naval chief highly appreciated the display of the team work and esprit de corps by the players during the tournament, especially in the final match against India for bringing laurels for Pakistan. He further added that Pakistan Navy like entire nation was proud of entire Pakistan cricket team.
The Naval chief also applauded Sarfaraz Ahmed, captain of the team, for playing an instrumental role by uniting as well as leading entire team.
He also praised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials/ management, Selection Committee, PSL management and entire team for their untiring contributions towards winning this Champions Trophy for the first time by defeating arch-rivals in the final.
At the end of the ceremony, Zakaullah also awarded medals to the winning heroes and champions.
Riaz Pirzada Minister for Inter-Provisional Coordination, Ahsan Iqbal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms, Shahryar Mohammad Khan Chairman PCB, PCB officials, team management and civil dignities were also present.