LAHORE – Some of Pakistan’s greatest and most respected sport personalities have extended their support to their men’s national cricket team by wishing them luck in the ICC World Test Championship fixtures against England, which commence at Old Trafford on August 5, said an official press release.
Led by the best of the best, Jahangir Khan, these renowned and universally acclaimed sportspersons participated in the 24th edition of the PCB Podcast to rally behind Azhar Ali’s side, which will be playing competitive cricket for the first time since March and amidst unprecedented and challenging Covid-19 conditions.
Jahangir Khan, the 10-time British Open and six-time World Open squash champion, said: “I can imagine how difficult it must have been to prepare and remain focused during the Covid-19 pandemic. England series has always been tough and the absence of the supporters will add to the challenge. But, I am sure the team will play with a fighting spirit and return favourable results. I, along with fans, wish the team luck for this tour.”
Shahbaz Ahmed Snr, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist and 1994 World Cup winner, said: “My wishes are with the team. Pakistan cricket has a huge fan following in the world and in the current scenario, when the masses are staying at home, the resumption of sports activities will provide great entertainment to the people.”
Aisam-ul-Haq, the only Pakistan tennis player to reach Grand Slam finals in the doubles events in 2010, said: “I am really excited for Pakistan’s upcoming series against England. I wish our boys in green all the best. I hope they play with a lot of passion and make us all proud.”