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HOUSTON: Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed expressed his hope for Pakistan to win this year’s ICC Men’s World Cup in India.

Sarfaraz while addressing a private ceremony here recalled Pakistan’s last major ICC title victory – Champions Trophy 2017 – and termed it a memorable moment for all the players before expressing his hope that the green shirts will lift another trophy soon.

“Winning the Champions Trophy in 2017 was a great moment for all the players. I’m hopeful that we will be able to win another mega event in the near future,” he said.

Sarfaraz Ahmed also shared the most memorable moments of his decorated career and named the two tournaments in which he led Pakistan to the summit.

“Winning the U19 World Cup and Champions Trophy is among the most memorable moments of my career,” said Sarfaraz.

The former Pakistan captain also revealed the relationship between Pakistan and India players despite their bitter rivalry on the field.

“The relationship between India and Pakistani players has always been good. We used to play each other often in the past which improved the relationship between the players,” Sarfaraz said.

Sarfaraz Ahmed then went on to reveal his role model in cricket before naming the current inspiration for the cricketers.

“Moin Khan was my role model when I started playing cricket,” he said.

“These days MS Dhoni is an inspiration for many cricketers around the world,” he concluded.

Sarfaraz Ahmed is considered one of the most successful Pakistan captains. The Green Shirts won many accolades during his captaincy. He is the only Pakistani captain to have won two ICC trophies — the Champions Trophy and U19 World Cup.

Under his captaincy, Pakistan also won 11 consecutive T20I series and got hold of the top spot in the T20I rankings for two years.

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