Sri Lankan Players Hail Security Arrangements and Support From Pakistani Fans
Sri Lankan Players Hail Security Arrangements and Support From Pakistani Fans.Picture Courtesy © Pakpassion.net

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019 came to a successful ending. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in the ODI series. Sri Lankan players and management was thankful for the security and fan support they got in Pakistan. Sri Lanka came back in the T20I series and won it 3-0.

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For the first time since last ten years, any International cricket team came to Pakistan for a two-week-long tour. Pakistan cricket board (PCB) and security officials made sure that the trip goes well. A foolproof security plan was prepared for the tour, and the responsible departments implemented them well.

The crowd in Karachi was not up to expectations, but in Lahore, the fans turned out in numbers to support both Sri Lankan and Pakistani players. Though Pakistan lost the T20I series by new-look Sri Lanka side, the fans never made it look like a disappointment. They supported both the sides and enjoyed the return of international cricket to the cricket-loving country.

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Reaction Of Sri Lankan Players and Management Over Security Arrangement And Fan-Support In Pakistan

Sri Lankan players took their twitter handles to thank Pakistani fans and security officials for providing such a pleasant environment to play cricket. Some of them expressed their happiness in live interviews.

  • Pakistan Cricket Board shared an inside-the-room video in which players congratulated each others.
  • Sri Lankan stand-in skipper Dasun Shanaka took his official twitter handle to celebrate his first achievement as skipper and thank Pakistani crowd.

  • Young Sri Lankan all-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya posted a picture on twitter in which he is wearing Pakistani T-shirt. The picture went viral on social media.

  • Danushka Gunathilaka also joined the party with his tweet.