- David Warner has expressed his love for the capital city of Pakistan
- The batter loves engaging with the fans who have warmly welcomed the team
- Doesn’t play PSL due to national duty
The Australian batter, David Warner is happy and delighted to play cricket in Pakistan. On 27th Feb, the Australian team landed in the country after 24 years to play a series of three Tests, three ODIs and one T20I. The first Test commenced on 4th March in Rawalpindi and was drawn at the end of day five. The batter has lauded all the love and appreciation they have received from fans and enjoyed some beautiful Islamabad views.
Awestruck by the Beauty
Speaking to reporters in a virtual conference, Warner said he is stunned by the beauty of the capital, Islamabad. The city offers a beautiful view of mountains and a light breeze always accompanies the views and the Aussie loved to witness all of this.
“We went to Islamabad first and I’ve only great words to say about the place. It’s amazing, you have the mountains in the background and it’s quite visible from the hotel and the ground,”
Loves engaging with the Fans
It is no doubt that the 35-year-old has been full-on entertaining the crowd throughout the first Test. While batting, Warner was seen having friendly banters with the bowlers and while in the fielding position, he would bust a move or two and the crowd would hype him up. Speaking about the dancing in the ground, he said,
“From my point of view, we are entertainers as well. If I am not batting or fielding, I like to get everyone involved and get the crowd up and going. The people were absolutely amazing, they engaged with us and were cheering for both teams,”
“First time for me over here [in Pakistan]. It is important to engage with the fans, not just from the cricketing point of view but where we sit, they follow us on Instagram, they visit the ground and support us. It is important for us to give back,”
About PSL and the Safety
When asked about playing in the Pakistan version of the cricket league, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), David Warner said that he has been missing out on the league due to his international commitments which often fall on the same dates as the tournament.
He also thanked the cricket associations of both countries for arranging this tour and setting all the safety protocols to ensure a safe tour.
“Unfortunately, when the Pakistan Super League is on, I am actually playing international cricket, it is very difficult to come and play,”
“There are lot of people to thank to get this tour up and about, cricket Australia, the PCB, the police forces for making everything is safe and sound. we applaud them and are grateful for this opportunity,”
The next second Test match of a series of three will be played in Karachi National Stadium and will commence from Saturday, 12th March.