New Zealand won the one-day series against Pakistan 3-2 recently in the United Arab Emirates and now have won the hearts of Pakistani's by donating their match-fee to the affected families of the deadly Peshawar attack on an Army school.
As many as 142 people, mostly children, lost their lives in the attack. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to postpone the fourth One-Day International (ODI) but had to play it due to the broadcaster’s commitment and advised from New Zealand team management.
The donations by the Kiwis were handed over to Pakistan’s premier batsman and former captain Younis Khan, who revealed that even the Black Caps were really sad about the incident.
“New Zealand players and officials have handed over some donations and kit bags to me which will be delivered when I’ll go to Peshawar,” Younis revealed.
“Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has given all five ODIs match-fee while fast-bowler Adam Milne gave away his income of one match. Similarly their team manager has also donated for the families which have been affected in the attack. I’ll hand over those things personally and through Pakistan Army soon on my visit.”
Both Younis and stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi admitted that it became really difficult for Pakistani players to focus on the matches after the massive tragedy.