The roar and applause for winning gold medals by Pakistan’s Naseem Hameed and Sara Nasir in the South Asian Federation games was still echoing all over the country, when the women cricketers brought another gold for Pakistan – this time from a bigger event; the ongoing Asian Games at in Guangzhou, China.
It was only yesterday that we bagged silver in Wushu – but today was a different day. Playing against Bangladesh, the girls from Pakistan displayed a stunning team spirit, resolve and determination to beat back the Bengali girls with 10 wickets. Pakistan’s Nida’s best all round performance was the key to this golden win. Nida dismissed four for 16 runs. And if that was not enough; she scored a brilliant 51 off 43 balls to steer Pakistan to its first gold in just 15.4 overs. Javeria who hit the winning boundary scored 39.
The gold brought jubilations in Pakistan. The president telephoned Miss Sana, the team captain and personally congratulated her on their superb performance and winning the gold for the country. The president said that the gold was a gift to the nation riding on a series of crises.
We thank you girls for bringing us the gold after eight years and making us very proud of you. Bravo!!