'Disappointed' – Team Pakistan react after New Zealand's abandonment decision
LAHORE – Pakistan' national cricket team member have expressed dismay and anger on New Zealand Cricket’s decision to abandon tour to the country.
In a surprise development earlier today, the Black Caps called off its tour of Pakistan a few minutes before the first ODI was scheduled to begin in Rawalpindi.
Taking to Twitter, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam expressed his disappointment over the New Zealand's decision.
"Extremely disappointed on the abrupt postponement of the series, which could have brought the smiles back for millions of Pakistan cricket fans," he wrote on Twitter.
“I've full trust in the capabilities and credibility of our security agencies. They are our pride and always will be! Pakistan Zindabad!” the skipper added.
Extremely disappointed on the abrupt postponement of the series, which could have brought the smiles back for millions of Pakistan Cricket Fans. I've full trust in the capabilities and credibility of our security agencies. They are our pride and always will be! Pakistan Zindabad!— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 17, 2021
Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi said: "Wish I had words to describe my disappointment. We not only have the best security force in the world but many foreign teams have successfully & peacefully completed their cricket tours in Pakistan. Can feel for the cricket lovers in Pakistan & around the world".
This is heartbreaking. Pakistanis love cricket so much, we have worked really hard to bring cricket back here. PSL & other teams visiting Pakistan is evidence of our hospitality & security arrangements. We will continue our efforts. #PakistanZindabad— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 17, 2021
Here’s how other players reacted:
The security situation in Pakistan is great and satisfactory. Extraordinary security has been provided to the New Zealand team. After complete assurance and satisfaction, Call for this last minute withdrawal of the series by NZ is so sad. Sorry to our cricket fans 😞 #PAKvNZ— Fakhar Zaman (@FakharZamanLive) September 17, 2021
It is making me more sad thinking about how upset our fans must be after receiving this news. To the world, I want to repeat our country is safe for cricket.— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 17, 2021
To our fans, We the Pakistan team promise we will turn these sad feelings into happy ones In Shaa Allah 💪🏻
A wrong precedent has been set & it's not a good omen at all for 🏏 fraternity.— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) September 17, 2021
Our security & intelligence agencies r capable to curb & assess any kind of threat .
In past few years, they successfully managed safety & security of international 🏏 events.#PakistanZindabad
My country is safe. And my country is safe for cricket. This is a heartbreaking moment for us as a team and for all the fans. We will keep making our efforts iA💪🏻Pakistan Zindabad!🇵🇰🇵🇰— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 17, 2021
Everyone including Pakistan supported NZ after the tragic incident of Christchurch. And now a historic tour is unilaterally canceled by them because of a so-called threat. This abrupt move is disappointing especially when our brilliant security forces ensured zero-threat. Sad!— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) September 17, 2021
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