Gift T20 World Cup to nation: Zardari tells Younis

Published: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 11:51 [IST]
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Karachi: Pak president Asif Ali Zardari has appealed Pak cricket team to give of their best in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup against Sri Lanka on Sunday and win the title for the nation.

President himself called up Pak cricket team captain Younis Khan and reminded him that he country was passing through a very difficult phase and victory for Pakistan could provide some cheer, media reports said.

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"Give the nation a gift by winning the World Cup," the source quoted the President as telling to Younis.

Zardari also told Younis the team was in a unique position to bring smile on the faces of millions of people back home who are going through tough times.

Younis apparently assured the President the team would fight till the end to win the final and not let their countrymen down.


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