‘Coming To Pakistan Helped Change My Image Of The Country’ – Samit Patel

Whenever the tensions have escalated and the borders broadened, art and sports have performed the role of bridging the gap. Pulwama tensions and India’s childish attempts to sabotage Pakistan Super League (PSL) bore no fruit. India had to face humiliation many times while their attempts repeatedly fail.

Being the final nail in the coffin are Samit Patel’s remarks regarding the country and his experience here. Samit plays for Islamabad United and belongs from Indian background himself. He said that despite the image building, he has found Pakistan welcoming and warm towards him and his overall experience in the country. He is all praise for the country.

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”As an Indian, visiting Pakistan has been great. The experience of playing in Karachi was amazing and you can just see the love for cricket in Pakistan” – he said. 

The Nottinghamshire cricketer is all praise for Pakistan. He says the way people welcomed him has touched him deeply and it is something that will stay with him forever.

”I have heard lots of amazing things about Pakistan, especially Lahore, which I have not been to as yet”. – said Patel.

As the cross-border tensions have eased up, it is refreshing to see people have started to see beyond hate and bigotry as well. Hoping that like always, cricket will play the role of bringing people from both sides on the same page as well, as it connects the people like nothing else.

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