General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff asked Pakistan’s national cricket team to uphold tight discipline and even work harder to represent the nation with pride on the international stage.
At a dinner organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board which was attended by President Dr. Arif Alvi and other dignitaries from various walks of life, the outgoing COAS conveyed this message to the national squad.
COAS General Bajwa said, “You have made the country proud by leaving the multi-billion dollar teams behind by reaching the final,” in reference to Pakistan’s success in the T20 World Cup 2022. COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa continued by saying that he likes to see the opening batters, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, bat together before announcing his intention to leave his position after six years next week.
While heaping praise on all-rounder, Shadab Khan, COAS General Bajwa said, “Yet, I believe that there is no better T20 player than Shadab Khan who has every trick up his sleeves, required for a quality T20 player.”
The COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa also lauded the national bowling team’s efforts in the final game against England, saying it was thrilling to watch the bowlers give it their all while facing a modest target.