Pakistan tour of Australia 2022: The series between Pakistan and Australia ended with a one-off T20I, which the visitors won by 3 wickets at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday, with former Pakistan cricketers Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar expressing gratitude to Cricket Australia for their tour of the country. And hopefully the successful completion of the tour will pave the way for other teams to play bilateral series.
“I want to thank the entire Australian squad and MGMT for coming to Pakistan after 24 years. I hope other teams will follow in his footsteps and tour Pakistan. Afridi said on social media, “Thank you to our security forces and a huge slogan for all the fans going to the stadium.”
The former Pakistan pacer also praised the quality of cricket played by both the teams in the series.
“Glad that the whole series with Australia went smoothly. Got to see some really good cricket from both the teams. Thanks again to @CricketAus for a complete tour of Pakistan and some great cricket. Also, well played @babarazam258 and boys!” Akhtar tweeted.
Pakistan-born Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tweeted, “Great effort from the boys. @CricketAus Thanks. @babarazam258, @TheRealPCB, @Govtof Pakistan to us and an amazing hospitality. Thanks to the people of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi. And a special thanks to all the security forces.”
Australia won the last Test of the three-match series while the first two did not yield results. The ODI series was won by Pakistan 2–1, having lost the first one by a wide margin.