LONDON: For match winning performance through his enthralling batting in Asia Cup against India and Bangladesh, the UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UK-PCCI) announced to award gold medal to Boom Boom Afridi.
Shahid Afridi shown his traditional batting performance at the time when Pakistan was direly in need to defeat India in a crucial match and then with Bangladesh, Afridi shown his mettle and took Pakistan into final of Asia Cup.
This was stated by Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Pakistani High Commissioner in London. He said at present whole Pakistani nation is celebrating the victory against India and then against Bangladesh and are praising Afridi for his batting.
Pakistani nation is fond of cricket and this is cricket which has brought entire nation on one page and it is point of solidarity, he said, adding there are conflicting in Pakistani nation, but people are united on praising their heroes like Shahid Afridi, Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad and Fawad Alam. Everyone was seen praying victory of Pakistan, he added.
President World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis Naheed Randhawa said entire nation is worth to be felicitated on victory over India and then Bangladesh. “We are able to play with same spirit to win the final of Asia Cup to show the World who is real big. The country who want to be big on the basis of might and money or a nation which is talented to defeat every big”, he added.
UK PCCI, an organization of Pakistani business professionals, has announced to award gold medal to Shahid Afridi for his boom boom batting performance against India and Bangladesh.
While making this announcement, President UK-PCCI Abdul Majeed Shaheen said if team wins Asia Cup all players will be awarded gold medals by UK-PCCI.
It is worthy to be mentioned here that by chasing 327 after defeating Bangladesh Pakistan has made a record run chase. When Shahid Afridi arrived on crease, Pakistan was in need of 102 runs from 51 balls, he hit 59 from 25 balls with the help of 7 sixes and two fours brought Pakistan close to victory. This was time to watch the faces of Bangladeshi spectators who started weeping.
Indian experts were busy in making calculation as how Pakistan will be out from final and India will play final.
Pakistan has to pay final of Asia Cup against Sri Lanka of Match 8.