Iftikhar Khan

PESHAWAR: After receiving the gift of Peshawari Chappal, now Peshawar Zalmi Captain Darren Sammy wants to buy a Kurta (traditional shirt) to complete the cultural dress of Pakistan.

Owner of the famous Peshawar Chappal shop, Chacha Nooruddin has gifted Peshawari Chappal to all the team members of Peshawar Zalmi. Chacha Nooruddin said he gifted the 40 pairs of Chappal to the team members, coaches and other staff in Karachi where the mega show of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will kick off today (Thursday).

Chacha Nooruddin said all the Peshawar Zalmi players and staff greatly liked his Chappal gift, but Sammy was overjoyed with the gift and he kept two pairs of Chappal saying that he will now buy a matching Kurta to complete his Pakistani dress.

Chacha Nooruddin got fame after gifting his Chappal to Prime Minister Imran Khan after whcih the Chappal became famous as Kaptaan Chappal. In Karachi, Chacha Nooruddin’s son Islamuddin was also accompanying him. Islamuddin told TNN that they had taken Chappals of three designs to Karachi and each player selected Chappal of his choice design and color. He said all the players met them with great respect, but Darren Sammy went a step further and even left behind Pakhtuns in his hospitality.

Islamuddin said Sammy offered lunch to them and engaged in gossip with his father like old buddies. He said Sammy is an extremely down to earth person and he is enjoying so much fame and respect due to this reason. Islamuddin said Sammy during gossip with his father requested to pray for him.
“We prayed the Almighty to give the virtue of Iman to Sammy, and Sammy said Amin in reply,” he said.

Islamuddin said his father was very happy after meeting Sammy. He said the purpose of the gifts was to express love for their favorite team. He said most of Pakhtuns extremely love Peshawar Zalmi and want to see it winning the fifth edition of PSL.

Peshawar Zalmi is particularly more famous within the Pakhtun fans in all parts of the world. Although there are no PSL matches in Khyber Pakhtunhkwa this season, but KP people are in full mood to to to Rawalpindi, Lahore and even Karachi to watch their favorite players in live action.