Former Pakistan cricketer, Younis Khan has recently admitted he is honoured to be part of a delegation bringing the FIFA World Cup trophy to Pakistan on its world tour. Younis is known to be an ardent fan of football.
Younis will accompany the trophy from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Pakistan. Younis feels it is a big achievement for Pakistan.
“It is an honour for me to be part of the delegation chosen to accompany the FIFA World Cup trophy to Pakistan,” Younis said to Geo News.
“It is a big [feat] for the trophy to come to Pakistan,” Younis said, adding that he has “always been a fan of football,” Younis stated.
Younis will be joining singers Quratulain Baloch, Momina Mustehsan, actor Maya Ali and other top figures to bring the trophy to Pakistan tomorrow. Former French World Cup winner Christian Karembeu will also be accompanying the delegation.
The trophy will be showcased in Lahore for a day, where it will be put on public display at a park during an ongoing event.
Younis further revealed that he would be cheering for Argentina in the upcoming World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour commenced in September 2017 in Russia. During its journey across six continents, the trophy will tour to 91 cities across 51 countries, travelling 126,000 kilometres before settling back in host-nation Russia in May.
The FIFA World Cup will start from June 14 and will run through July 15, 2018.
Younis has represented across all the formats; however, flourished mainly in Test cricket. He played 118 Test matches for Pakistan scoring 10,099 runs at an average of 52.05 including 33 centuries.
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