Karachi Kings coach, Dean Jones, was spotted cleaning and picking up the trash from the dugout following the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings in National Stadium, Karachi.
A video of Dean Jones collecting empty wrappers, trash cans, and plastic bottles and throwing it in the dustbin circulated on social media.
Thank you, sir, Dean Jones for cleaning the littered minds. Love & Respect. https://t.co/R710Tzt57O
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) February 22, 2020
Dean Jones received appreciation on social media for setting precedent and teaching a lesson to the cricketers and other officials to keep the stadium and dugout area clean. Twitter users added that Dean Jones represented his country with his actions that Pakistanis should follow too.
Besides this, he is also known for his exceptional coaching skills and winning two trophies for franchise Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League.
Overseas Pakistani cricket fans, too, touched the heart when they were spotted cleaning the stadium stands after one of the ICC World Cup matches back in July.
Appreciation for Dean Jones and shame on us for this behavior https://t.co/GIHR3glOmH
— Ahmer Najeeb (@AhmerNajeeb) February 21, 2020
A video surfaced on the internet showed a bunch of young Pakistani boys, sporting their Pakistan cricket team jersey, cleaning the stands of the stadium after Pakistan beat New Zealand on Wednesday. The netizens lauded the boys for living up to their civic duties to ensure cleanliness and a safe environment, painting a bright picture of Pakistanis in front of the world.
Several fans stayed back after the match and were seen collecting trash from the stands, thus, setting an example for the ones who litter.
— Fateh Muhammad (karachi kings✌🏻) (@fatehthepatriot) February 22, 2020
The humanitarian gesture of the Pakistani boys has reinvigorated the image of Pakistan which was tainted after the excessive sneering of Pakistani cricketers following the continuous dismal performance in the ICC World Cup. The Pakistan cricket team faced consecutive losses at the beginning of the ICC World Cup. Fans lost their cool after the team suffered a humiliating defeat against West Indies and India.
Coach Dean Jones cleaning the dugout after the match.
We should learn from him!
— Muhammad Sulaiman (@MSulaimanSaeed) February 22, 2020
Perhaps, local cricketers and fans desperately need to learn this from Dean Jones and overseas Pakistani cricket fans to keep the public places clean.