Shaharyar showers praises on Team Pakistan

Karachi: Chairman PCB Shaharyar M. Khan has congratulated Pakistan cricket team and officials for putting impressive performance during its tour of Sri Lanka by winning rubbers across all three formats.

Pakistan clinched its third series in a row by winning two back-to-back T20Is against world champions, Sri Lanka.

This is the first time ever that Pakistan has clinched series in all three formats in an away rubber against a front-line cricketing nation,” Shaharyar said.

Pakistan had previously beaten Bangladesh in all three forms of the game in an away rubber in 2011, and the same year accomplished a similar feat against Sri Lanka in its home rubber at venues in the UAE.

This indeed is a heart-warming performance by this new-look Pakistan side, and has been celebrated across the country,” he added.

On this superb run, the contribution of the coaching staff headed by Waqar Younis must be acknowledged. They worked with different captains in each of three forms of the game to obtain a result that we had not in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade, since 2006 to be precise,” the chairman said.

Speaking from London, he called up Shahid Afridi and team manager Naveed Akram Cheema to felicitate them on winning its seventh match out of 10 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, sweeping all three series.

Chairman PCB’s Executive Committee Najam Sethi also congratulated captain Shahid Afridi and the team management on winning the last game of T20I rubber, for a clean sweep in the shortest and newest format of the game.