Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi and most senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik today said they have never felt any security risk in the nation India. After their landing for the World Twenty20 Championship in India.
The Pakistani national cricket team touched down here the previous evening in the wake of getting government leeway to travel, a choice that was deferred by a few days over security concerns.
Truth be told, Pakistan’s marquee World T20 clash against India on March 19 had be moved from Dharamsala to Kolkata after Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh expressed his inability to provide adequate security cover in the wake of protests by the state’s ex-servicemen.
Nonetheless, both Afridi and Malik played down the exceptional media concentrate on Pakistan’s security.
“I’ve not appreciated playing anyplace as much as I have in India. I am in the last phase of my vocation and I can say that the adoration I have in India is something that I will never forget. We lack this much love even from Pakistan,” Afridi said.
“There are cricket-loving people here, much like in Pakistan. Overall, I’ve enjoyed a lot playing in India in my cricketing career,” he added.Echoing Afridi’s sentiment, Malik, who is married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, said he feels honoured to be in India.
“I don’t generally see any distinction between Pakistani individuals and the Indians. We eat the same nourishment, we talk the same dialect. I don’t generally see any distinction. I am extremely cheerful to be in India. I have dependably got a considerable measure of adoration from individuals and from media. I’m regarded to be in India,” he included.
Requested that remark on Pakistan government insisting so as to defer leeway for their takeoff on a composed security affirmation from India, Afridi avoided the inquiry, saying that he would not talk on legislative issues.
“International cricket is all about pressure. The team which handles pressure well wins in the end.