Pakistani cricketers meet survivors of Peshawar attack

Pakistan Cricketers on Saturday met the survivors and parents of the children who lost their lives in the last month’s terror attack on the Army Public School of Peshawar.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq along with Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Irfan and Ahmed Shehzad visited the ill-fated school and then the hospital where the injured children were still recuperating. “It was a great feeling. The kids gave us tremendous courage and wished the best for us in the coming World Cup,” Misbah to AFP. “The best part is that these kids have rejoined the school and their spirit is an encouraging sign for the players, which is to never give up, whatever you do. And with this motivation, we will try to win the World Cup,” he added. Shahid Afridi was quoted to be saying, “We are hugely motivated by these kids. I asked one kid how he survived after being shot in the chest and he replied that his chest is not weak. We want to show the same courage in the World Cup and win the event for our nation and for our people and kids like these.”

The cricketers were accompanied by the Pakistan Cricket team manager Naveed Cheema.

“Those were touching scenes,” said Cheema. “The faces of kids were glowing at the sight of the players, and parents of those who died want us to win the World Cup for their dear ones.”

“Players have promised that they will do their best for the Peshawar victims,” he added, who also announced a 7.5 million financial aid to the school on behalf of the Pakistan Cricket Board.