Pakistan cricket team honoured for their performances in 2021;
Pakistan Cricket Board organised an event for the national men’s cricket team. To celebrate and appreciate them for their performances in 2021. Pakistan won seven of the nine Tests, two of the six ODIs and 20 out of 29 T20Is, the most for any team, including five in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
PCB Chairman and 1992 World Cup winner Ramiz Raja was the guest of honour and rewarded the players and player support personnel for their efforts, hard work and performances that gave tremendous entertainment and happiness to the cricket fans.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said
“The objective and purpose of this evening is to show our gratitude. And, appreciate and thank you for your outstanding performances in 2021. Your performances have not only given tremendous happiness to the Pakistan cricket fans. But have also elevated the profile and reputation of the country and the PCB.
“The way you attracted new audiences and forced the fans to reconnect and reengage with Pakistan cricket is admirable. And this was only possible through the way you played in the 2021 calendar year and demonstrated yourself off the field.
“One of greatest aspect of your performance in 2021 was humility. You won big matches but always kept your feet on the ground. And this is something that impressed your fans and followers throughout the world. This is the hallmark of a great side. They play hard and tough but within the spirit of cricket and by showing humility and humbleness.
“Its not easy to play and perform consistently cross-format. Then, the way you lifted yourself following a semi-final defeat in the World Cup. It summed up your grit, determination, ability and passion.
“You have made us proud and I wish you continue to bring more victories and glories to Pakistan.”
Players who attended the evening included Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Haider Ali, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah. Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani. Shoaib Malik and Usman Qadir, while player support personnel in attendance were Mansoor Rana (manager). Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach). Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager) and Malang Ali (Masseur).