Karachi: The passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi was a great shock for every Pakistani and the cricketers were no exception. The Pakistan cricket team, in England, got the news of Edhi’s demise during the practice match with Sussex county at Hove.
To pay homage to the country’s greatest philanthropist, Pakistan cricket team, wore black armbands during the match.
Prior to the second days’ play both the teams – Pakistan and Sussex – observed one-minute silence in the memory of the famed social worker, Abdul Sattar Edhi.
On the occasion, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Sheharyar Khan, captain Misbah-ul-Haq and players paid tribute to late Mr Edhi.
This is pertinent to mention here that before embarking on the England tour, Pakistan Cricket Board decided to exhibit logo of the Edhi foundation on the national team jersey during the series against England.
The writer is a Pakistani sports journalist & tweets @mak_asif