Shahnawaz Dahani calls Shadab Khan 'Caretaker Foreign Minister'

Shahnawaz Dahani called Shdab Khan the interim FM after he was seen talking to BCCI officials

By Web Desk
September 05, 2023
Shahnawaz Dahani (right) called Shadab Khan (left) "Foreign minister" sarcastically — AFP/PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosted a dinner ceremony for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the Governor House Lahore on Monday.

Many important personalities like the BCCI President Roger Binny, Vice President Rajeev Shukla, Director BCCI Yudhvir Singh, and Secretary to Vice President Mohammad Akram were present at the dinner ceremony.

The players of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were also invited.

On the occasion, Pakistan's all-rounder Shadab Khan was seen talking to BCCI Director Yudhvir Singh.

The 24-year-old was accompanied by his teammates Shaheen Shah Afridi and Imam-ul-Haq.

Pakistani pacer Shahnawaz Dahani took to his X, formerly known as Twitter, account and posted a picture of Shadab meeting Yudhvir with a funny caption.

"Shadab khan is playing role of Caretaker Foreign Minister untill Dahani is back to the chair. Job well done @76Shadabkhan bhai #foreignminister," Dahani posted on his X account.

Earlier today, Binny and Shukla reached Lahore on a two-day official visit.

"We have come here on the invitation of PCB. We have very old cricket relations and we feel happy to be here," said Shukla while talking to the media at a local hotel in Lahore.

Before leaving India earlier today, Shukla said the visit will have no political means. "Nothing political, we are going there as a goodwill gesture as Pakistan are host of the Asia Cup," he told Indian media. "We can't say anything about playing cricket there, it will be our government's decision," he added.

Binny, a former Indian cricketer, thanked Ashraf for inviting them. "Happy to be back in Pakistan after so long," he said.

"We will watch Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka match tomorrow," he added.

The BCCI delegation is also likely to watch Pakistan's Super 4 stage match, scheduled on September 6 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. 

Meanwhile, Zaka Ashraf, the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, believes that this visit will revive cricket relations between the two neighbours.