PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf Rewards Fakhar Zaman with One Million Rupees for ICC World Cup Heroics
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf announced a remarkable cash reward of one million rupees for Pakistan’s dynamic batter, Fakhar Zaman, in recognition of his stellar performance in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand.
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Fakhar Zaman’s outstanding left-handed century, an unbeaten 126 runs scored off 81 deliveries, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s remarkable 21-run victory under the Duckworth Lewis (DLS) Method at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. He made century in just 63 balls. His stunning innings included eight fours and an astonishing 11 sixes, making him the fourth batter in World Cup history to achieve the remarkable feat of hitting 10 or more sixes in a single innings.
With this victory, Pakistan’s hopes for advancing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 have surged. The team now pins its aspirations on a series of outcomes that include defeating England, New Zealand losing to Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan suffering defeats against either Australia or South Africa.
Chairman Zaka Ashraf conveyed his admiration for Fakhar Zaman’s exceptional performance during a telephonic conversation with the gifted opener. In a press release issued by the PCB, Ashraf praised Fakhar’s exceptional innings and announced a cash reward of one million rupees to acknowledge his extraordinary achievement.
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Fakhar Zaman, in response to the chairman’s gesture, expressed his gratitude and remarked, “Chairman of the PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf has lauded Fakhar Zaman’s outstanding innings of 126 not out in Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand in the ICC World Cup match in Bengaluru.” He further added, “In a telephone conversation with Fakhar Zaman, Mr. Zaka Ashraf praised his exceptional performance. In recognition of his stellar effort, Chairman of the PCB Management Committee has announced a reward of PKR 1 million for Fakhar.”
Furthermore, Chairman Zaka Ashraf extended his best wishes to Fakhar Zaman and the entire Pakistan team for their upcoming fixtures, expressing his optimism about witnessing similar remarkable performances and successes in the future.
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The victory against New Zealand, achieved through the DLS method due to inclement weather, marked a significant step forward for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, leaving fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipating what’s next for the national team.