Cricketing legend and South African star AB de Villiers has initiated a campaign to bring cricket back to Pakistan. He said that by being a part of PSL (Pakistan Super League) Lahore matches he hopes to inspire and encourage more international players to play in the country.
He accepted that owing to security threats, he previously was scared to come to Pakistan and showed reluctance as well. However, now he thinks is the right time for it.
”I was reluctant to go a few years ago when we were all a bit worried, but I feel the time is right to go back there” – said the 34-year-old star.
He added that he was excited to play cricket before Lahore’s charged and excited crowd. He shows hope that his presence in PSL will send out a strong message to the rest of the world and the cricketing community that Pakistan is safe to travel again. He confirmed his availability for PSL’s Pakistan Leg in the previous announcement.
”I am delighted to announce that I will represent Lahore Qalanders in front of our home crowd on 9th and 10th March, during the PSL 2019. I look forward to revisiting the Gaddafi stadium” – said AB de Villiers.
His announcement has not only been welcomed by Pakistani players but international cricketers have also supported his decision. His former colleague JP Duminy, Chris Jordan and Darren Sammy are among the international players that have hailed the player’s decision.
AB’s decision and advocacy will definitely soften Pakistan’s rigid image in front of the world and we are hopeful to see more of international cricket coming here in near future.
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