Published On: Sat, Mar 19th, 2016

Cricket Association of Bengal honours Pakistan-India legends



KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday honoured six legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan ahead of the two sides locking horns in ICC World Twenty20 group encounter.

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag from India and Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram of Pakistan were handed over mementoes by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee prior to the start of the high-voltage game.

In his short speech, Imran Khan appreciated the welcome Pakistan have been given in Kolkata. He hoped for a great game and that the result is the same as when he last played at Eden Gardens.

Tendulkar said: “Nice to see the stalwarts from Pakistan, we welcome them here … we hope for a fantastic match, let’s enjoy cricket above all.”

Amitabh Bachchan said that “may the better team win today’s match and peace prevail between India and Pakistan.”


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