COAS inaugurates IDP fund-raising cricket match by hitting a boundary

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday inaugurated a friendly cricket match between National XI and Pakistan Army XI by hitting a powerful boundary at GHQ cricket stadium here.


The army chief, who appeared as chief guest on the occasion, hit a four-runs shot off a ball by Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi. Raheel Sharif passed a dashing smile to the crowd after hitting the four.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa also became part of the historical moment as wicket keeper.

Pakistan Army XI won the match by 6 wickets.

The match was played to pay tribute to the martyrs of ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb and the tribal people who left their homes to facilitate the armed forces. The income generated from the match will be used in developmental projects for IDPs.