“The Champions Trophy is one of the most important events for Pakistan in recent times for a number of reasons.
As the ODI squad, we need to re-establish ourselves as one of the top ODI sides by putting up strong performances against all teams.
This will help our global ranking and help us to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“…social media se perheyz he karunga, bohot hate hai logo mei…” said a fellow cricketer whose performance was top stuff throughout the Champions Trophy.
ICC on Wednesday confirmed the squads that will participate in the ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom from June 1.
The tournament is a landmark for Pakistan's Shoaib Malik as he will appear for his sixth successive tournament, joining a select band of eight other players who have achieved this distinction -- Ricky Ponting (Australia), Rahul Dravid (India), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).
"I am happy to be part of the Pakistan squad in a quality event like the ICC Champions Trophy," Shoaib was quoted as saying by the ICC release.
"If I look at the company of players who have played in the six events to date, I feel humbled and honoured as these gentlemen are some of the finest our sport has ever seen." According to an ICC release, Malik first played in the 2002 edition of the tournament in Colombo, followed by the 2004.
Being in love means that all boundaries and lines of control cannot keep you apart; they just become shadow lines for you.Only eight other players have featured in six Champions Trophy tournaments: Ricky Ponting (Australia), Rahul Dravid (India), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis (both South Africa) and Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara (all Sri Lanka).Shoaib made his tournament debut in the Colombo event in 2002, going on to play in the 20 events in the United Kingdom, 2006 event in India and 2009 tournament in South Africa.The fight they had to put up to come together redefines love altogether.Read how their marriage blurred the geographical lines between the two nations.
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