The Pakistan cricket team’s jersey has been unveiled and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to begin from May 31. Pakistani players are excited and share their thoughts on wearing the team jersey, hopes and expectations from the World Cup.
Sarfaraz Ahmed – Captain
“The World Cup is an event from where people become heroes. We will try to perform well for Pakistan so people remember us in good words”
“Whenever you wear the Pakistan kit you have proud feelings. This is something which is difficult to describe in words, but I am feeling proud and all I want to do is to do well for the country.”
“Obviously it was a proud feeling. I pray that winning the World Cup which is missing from my career is fulfilled.”
Shaheen Shah Afridi
“Last year I played the under-19 World Cup and after that played in all three formats for Pakistan. I feel proud to play in the World Cup for Pakistan.”
“I want to thank Allah for performing well in the PSL. I found a new life from there and will try to perform in the World Cup as I did in the PSL. I am hopeful of performing well and making a name for myself.”
“After the Champions Trophy, almost everything changed for me. I feel great to be part of the World Cup and would be even happier when we perform well in the tournament.”
Imam ul Haq
“I have played in two under-19 World Cup’s which were also proud moments. My journey to the World Cup has been great and Inshallah I will try my hardest to perform well in every match and start with a century against the West Indies.”
“There was a separate feeling when I represented Pakistan in the under-19 World Cup and this is a separate feeling. I enjoy everything and try to perform my best.” Babar
“You have a responsibility and the way I have performed for Pakistan in the last series, I will try to keep this going in the World Cup.”
“When we won the Champions Trophy the way people supported us it was a moment of great joy.”
“I am very proud of wearing Pakistan’s shirt and playing the World Cup for the first time. I wish to perform for Pakistan and do something which makes my country win the World Cup.
“Representing your country is a thing of honour. The World Cup is an event that if you win you become a hero. The 210 million supporting us we will try our best not to disappoint them.”