Darren Sammy Keen To Entertain Pakistan Fans In World XI Tour
West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy has expressed his delight over his participation in the upcoming World XI tour to Pakistan.
The 33-year old will be part of the touring party and has a lot of fan following in the terror affected nation. He was the captain of Peshawar Zalmi when he visited Lahore earlier this year to play Pakistan Super League final and is glad to be part of bringing back international cricket.
“Pakistan is trying to bring cricket back safely and we are happy to be part of that,” said Sammy.
“It is exciting. It is bigger than just cricket matches…it is bigger and will play a part in bringing cricket back in Pakistan,” he added.
Sammy, who led West Indies to two World T20 titles has called the upcoming matches as ‘bigger than just a cricket series.’ He has also shared his experience of playing
“This morning I shared my experience of visiting Pakistan for the PSL final but the fact that all of them are here is because they have accepted to be part of this [series],” said Sammy.
“We all are glad to be part of this process, I know that fans would go crazy in the stadium and we’ll play some good competitive cricket,” he said.
The veteran all-rounder has also acknowledged the unconditional love he receives from Pakistan fans. He has also revealed that he is looking forward to entertaining Pakistan fans next week when they play three games against Pakistan national team.
“We just enjoy playing the game and Pakistani fans are very massive fans of people from the West Indies,” he said. “I try to entertain where I go and that’s what I’ll try to do when I will be playing in Pakistan,” Sammy said.
He has also felt happy to be part of the tour and hopes to see more competitive cricket to be played in Pakistan in the coming months.
“It is so crucial, the part we play, in making sure that fans in Pakistan get to see some good competitive cricket and I am excited about these three games,” he said.
Pakistan will host World XI in three-match T20I series from September 12 to September 15. The World XI team have some high profile names including Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Darren Sammy and Imran Tahir.
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