Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has expressed gratitude to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for helping the revival of Test cricket in Pakistan. Sri Lanka will clash against Pakistan in a two-Test series, starting in Rawalpindi on December 11, to mark an end to a decade-long drought of Test cricket in the country.
While praising SLC for continuing to support Pakistan cricket amidst the gravest circumstances and sporting isolation, Afridi also commended the tireless efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for eradicating all security concerns and bringing back Test cricket to fans back in the country.
Shahid Khan Afridi is celebrating his wicket against Sri Lanka
“I would like to thank the Sri Lanka cricket board for sending their team for the Test series, and I also want to thank the PCB for their efforts in ensuring the series takes place in Pakistan. It’s due to the PCB’s untiring efforts and resolve that Test cricket is being restored in the country,” Afridi said.
“Countries and boards must always support each other. In the past we have stood firm with Sri Lanka in all our cricket commitments and I am happy they have reciprocated our support,” he added.