Pak vs Aus: Peshawar attack that happened on 4th March, killing many worshippers and getting numerous injured, is not at all a concern for Cricket Australia (CA) with its team currently on Pakistan tour. However, the incident is more of attention to the neighbours, Indians, as it always has been.
On many Indian sites, such as Crictracker, it has been written that CA is currently monitoring security in Pakistan and if any threats found, the tour might be canceled. None of the such reports are credible infact, the Aussies are enjoying their time and hospitality like never before. Every new day, each player comes up with their entertaining activities post on their social media and talks about the intense president-like security the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been providing. But, the successful tour seems indigestible to some.
Lately, a death threat swam into the DM of Ashton Agar’s wife for her husband warning to shoot him death if he visits Pakistan. Upon investigation, it was found out that somebody from India could not digest the revival of international cricket in Pakistan at its fullest. Hosting the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2022) within the backyard with crowd allowance has itself been a major success for the nation and the PCB.
Like always, India comes up with ‘flopped’ plans to pause cricket in Pakistan
In 2021, just before the World Cup 2021, Cricket New Zealand (NZC) turned their tour down minutes before the first match began. Indeed, it served as a hefty blow to Pakistan’s image and cricket. However, the PCB and the nation get themselves together and revenge in the World Cup 2021. NZ tour cancelation was due to the security threats received from an unknown, unreliable source. Funny was that the NZC, one of the biggest cricket boards, found the threats true and went insecure. Without a shadow of doubt and as expected, the threats received via email were found to be from India.
Following, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) canceled their tour citing players’ mental well-being and COVID reasons. It was crystal clear they were scared similarly as NZC and failed to pay back via tours.
Since Australia are in Pakistan after 24 years, that too, with a full-strength squad, some bodies are trying all in their power to resist the tour. Luckily, CA is more than assured of the security provided in Pakistan. There is not a minor affect of Peshawar attack on the Australia tour of Pakistan 2022 but all gossips down there.