If you ever had any doubts about Pakistan cricket team’s resolve, think again. The players took no other than the Pakistan Army team at Army School of Physical Training (ASPT), Kakul in a tug of war encounter.
Pakistani players are participating in a two week fitness camp under the army in Abbottabad and according to reports they found it really hard to get accustomed to the strenuous regimes at first but later started enjoying it.
Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan vowed on Monday that the national cricket team will not let down the nation’s army which is currently training them.
“Everyone had a lot of worries and queries when the fitness camp was organised for the national team,” Younus said in a video interview. “As players, we also had a few queries that will happen at the camp; though, this is my third camp here but still we didn’t know what to expect.”
Meanwhile, T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that the first few days of the fitness camp were hard.
“The camp is amazing and we are enjoying it,” said Sarfraz. “When we came here, the first few days were quite tough but now day by day improvements are becoming visible and the boys are enjoying the camp now.”
The only worry during the camp was that cricketers may incur injuries due to the extraneous exercises that they were being made to do. However, a video posted on Pakistan cricket team’s official Facebook page on Thursday showed the opposite.
The footage shows wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan with a whistle in his mouth in the middle of a tug of war match acting as a referee.
The Pakistan lineup this time includes Misbahul Haq, followed by Junaid Khan, Muhammad Asghar, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan Sr, Shan Masood, Younus Khan, Azhar Ali, Ehsan Adil, Iftikhar Ahmed and Sharjeel Khan as the man-anchor at the end.
After a lot of ‘hoo-haa’, see who wins this tug of war.
Yes, Pakistani cricketers did beat army's team!
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