The former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has applauded and paid respect to the courageous decision of Zimabawe team to tour Pakitsan when there was no team to visit here. He appreciated their gesture to support Pakistan but admitted that he would be restless until they had boarded their planes safely back for the return trip.

Shoaib Akhtar File Photo - AFP
Shoaib Akhtar File Photo – AFP
He said “I really want them to have a safe journey. It is significant, but at the same time, like everyone else I’m a bit scared. I’m concerned about their safety like anyone else” it’s not less than a challenge to give this tour a happy ending. The enemies of Pakistan will not spare a chance to disgrace it.

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Nowadays, Shoaib Akhtar is one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 commentators in Mumbai. He was a little tensed on the tour of Zimbabwe team due to the prevailing uncertain security environment but showed generosity and asked to hope for the best. He said.In the end he said,” I wish they stay safe and sound and enjoy Pakistan’s hospitality. It’s a great country and people, magnificent people. The most hospitable people you will find,”

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Zimbabwe became the first team to set foot on Pakistani soil in six years. International cricket is set to return to Pakistan, Zimbabwe will be playing two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-day Internationals. In March 2009, Sri Lankan’s were attacked by militants. This incident occurred when they were traveling in the bus. This spoiled warmth image of Pakistan all over the globe. Not a single international team visited us, until now whenZimbabwe team arrived in Lahore.

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