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Pakistani actress Mahira Khan posted a warm message on Twitter to welcome all the international stars who reached Pakistan for the remaining Pakistan Super League 4 matches.
On Thursday, Mahira Khan shared a picture of Karachi’s busiest road Shahrah-e-Faisal adorned with bright colorful lights and vivid flower arrangements in a bid to give a warm reception to the foreign players who came to Karachi, Pakistan.
“So happy to welcome all the international cricketers to my city Karachi. Can’t wait to watch cricket on Pakistani grounds. Let the games begin! #HBLPSL#CricketComesHome,” she captioned the picture.
So happy to welcome all the international cricketers to my city Karachi 🙏🏼
Can’t wait to watch cricket on Pakistani grounds. Let the games begin! 🇵🇰🇵🇰#HBLPSL #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/jg3ifvAeXC
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 7, 2019
Several international players including Darren Sammy, Shane Watson, Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, DJ Bravo, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, and Phillip Salt reached Pakistan to play the matches.
Lahore Qalandar’s AB de Villiers will not be attending the matches scheduled in Pakistan due to injury.
Eight matches of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League were planned to be played in Lahore and Karachi. Now, Karachi will be hosting the matches that were ought to be played in Lahore after recent border violations on LoC, Kashmir by India and Pakistan. Due to the security threats, Lahore will not be hosting any PSL matches this year.
On the other hands, wife of Pakistan’s former skipper Shaniera Akram also took to Twitter and thanked the international players for trusting and coming to Pakistan. She further stated that it will be a great effort in showing a peaceful image of Pakistan to the world.
Today some of the worlds top cricketers step on to our soil,not just to play cricket but to show the world that Pakistan is worth it!They know playing cricket with us is so much more than just a game, it’s a huge contribution to our country’s future. #WeThankYou #CricketComesHome
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) March 7, 2019
Former Australian player, Shane Watson expressed his excitement for landing in Pakistan after fourteen years. He further stated that he is determined to bring the ‘trophy home’.
“It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with…”
It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with… https://t.co/LVTXgkj0ru
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) March 6, 2019