New Zealand cricketer, Matt Henry, has expressed his delight in returning to Pakistan. The New Zealand cricket team reached Pakistan last weekend after 18 years.
In an interview, with various local media outlets, Henry has expressed his interest in exploring Pakistan. The cricketer said that he wants to go sightseeing and taste the local cuisine of Pakistan. “I’ll be looking forward to getting some recommendations and try some local cuisines, I’m sure they’re going to be going to be brilliant,” said Henry in an interview with APP.
Matt Henry wants some recommendations about local cuisines in Pakistan!
— Grassroots Cricket (@grassrootscric) September 12, 2021
Regarding tourism, Henry said that he has heard Pakistan has a lot to offer to tourists, hence, he also wants to explore Pakistan.
The New Zealand pacer added that currently the team is in isolation and is looking forward to having local cuisine soon.
“I am looking forward to having local cuisine of our liking. We have heard a lot about the Pakistani food and would order these once we get out of isolation,” he said.
New Zealand tours Pakistan
Back in August, New Zealand Cricket had officially confirmed their tour to Pakistan after the security clearance. According to the schedule announced, Pakistan and New Zealand will play three One-day Internationals (ODI’s) and five T-20 matches from 17th September to 3rd October.
Matt Henry "This is day one and we are in isolation so we haven't had a chance to experience the local cuisine but I do love my food, so I will be looking forward to some recommendations and trying out the local food as I am sure it will be brilliant" #Cricket #PAKvNZ
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) September 12, 2021
New Zealand last toured Pakistan in 2003 for a five-match ODI series and last played a test match in Pakistan in 2002. This means that New Zealand will be coming to Pakistan after 18 years.
“With leading cricket playing countries resuming their tours to Pakistan in 2019 . . . the series against New Zealand will prove to be a catalyst in rejuvenating our talented youngsters while attracting new fans to the game that has the most passionate following in the country,” Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement.