COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricketers and officials have honored a Pakistani bus driver who risked his life to get the team to safety amid a deadly terror attack in Lahore, Pakistan last month.

Mohammad Khalil was the guest at an elaborate ceremony Monday at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters, where he was hailed as a hero.

``We are here to thank one unarmed man for his courage, selflessness and quick thinking that enabled many of us to see another day,'' said Kumar Sangakkara, who sustained minor injuries in the attack. ``We will always have a special place for you in our hearts.''