Pakistan cricketers have called on their local supporters to turn up in numbers for the upcoming ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka. Karachi is all set to host the first ODI at National Stadium in 10 years, and the players are hoping the atmosphere will be absolutely electric once take the field on Friday.
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said: “Leading the Pakistan cricket team in a bilateral ODI series in front of my home crowd will be one of the highlights of my career. I can’t wait for Friday, which will mark the memorable occasion, and I hope when I walk out, I have a full-house behind me, not only cheering me but both the sides.”
Left-arm speedster Wahab Riaz felt the fans needed to give a warm and memorable reception to the touring side so that this paves the way for Test cricket in the country soon.
“I think Karachi crowds are in a privileged position to personally show their gratitude to the Sri Lanka cricket team and celebrate the resumption of bilateral ODI cricket, which is a stepping stone for bilateral Test cricket,” said Wahab.