LONDON – The Pakistan cricket team, which is on a tour to England these days, observed a one-minute silence in memory of Abdul Sattar Edhi before the start of day two of their first-class warm-up game against county team Sussex.
Wearing black armbands, the Pakistan cricket team found a fitting way to show respect to Pakistan’s most influential philanthropist.
— Sussex CCC (@SussexCCC) July 9, 2016
Earlier, the Government of Pakistan announced a day of mourning and a state funeral to commemorate the national icon’s death. It also awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz, the nation’s greatest civilian honor, on Edhi posthumously.
Some star cricketers took to Twitter to share their condolences:
Edhi RIP end of a great innings. In pursuit of ppls welfare he hit politics for 6, yorked colour & religion,ran out terrorism by direct hit
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 8, 2016
A true Muslim & patriot Pakistani.. Always A role model & motivation to all.. A man who lived… https://t.co/AY82gvDr2r
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 9, 2016
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 9, 2016
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) July 8, 2016
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Lillahi Rajioun
Abdul Sattar Edhi has passed away. May Allah grant him highest place in Jannah🙏 pic.twitter.com/VGi2qLOy9n
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) July 8, 2016
Great man Abdul Sattar EDHI meets his maker tonight .. We loved him and we always will..
May GOD bless his soul ..travel well sir..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 8, 2016
— Sana Mir (@mir_sana05) July 8, 2016
انا للہ و انا علیہ راجعون
Very Sad to Hear about #Edhisahab, Words are too small to Talk about Him!no body served Humanity better then Him.
— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) July 8, 2016