‘We are playing for our people’
Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has dedicated the team's Asia Cup win against Hong Kong by 155 runs to the people affected by the floods back home.
Taking to Twitter on Friday after the match, the athlete wrote, "This victory is dedicated to all those affected by floods in Pakistan. We are playing for our people. You are all in our hearts."
He also requested that anyone who can help must donate to the flood relief efforts across the country. "Apne logoon ki madad kerein [help your people]," he implored.
The spinner and Mohammad Nawaz took seven wickets to bundle out Hong Kong in 10.4 overs and win by 155 runs. Khan returned figures of 4-8 from his leg spin and Nawaz took three wickets with his left-arm orthodox.
On August 28, the Pakistan cricket team donned black arm bands in solidarity with people affected by floods in the match against India. The same time The PCB also announced that it will be donating the gate proceeds from the first T20i against England to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The match is scheduled on September 20 at the National Stadium in Karachi and will begin at 7:30pm.