It’s been nice to see Pakistan cricket again – Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori, the former captain of New Zealand and now the head of Australia’s spin consulting department, has remarked on his first visit to Pakistan in 19 years.
The 43-year-old last played in Pakistan in 2002, at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, as part of a New Zealand tour to the country.
The left-arm spinner reflected on his last journey to Pakistan and praised the Pakistani players for their tenacity on home soil. “One of the finest parts has been the memories on these grounds and how magnificent they have been,” Vettori remarked.
He also praised the crowd’s enthusiasm and the high level of cricket played by both teams. “I heard some cheers for Pat Cummins at his press conference during the Tests, and I think the audience liked cricket being played here and seeing amazing one-day matches, so the public loved that,” Vettori said.
The fans have provided the vitality for Pakistani cricket; they have more enthusiasm than anybody else without the slogan of cricket as a religion; the supporters are such that they never look back on the horrible history they have, but instead treasure the positive memories they have. In recent years, Pakistan cricket has lost its value on the international stage; some say it’s the end of Pakistan cricket; however, they have never seen the rising power behind the scenes, the kind of power that a person needs to stay alive, a country needs to keep its statue, and in this case, the kind of fan power that Pakistan cricket requires in these trying times.
It’s a bat-and-ball sport in which two teams of 11 players compete against each other using a bat and a ball. Fortunately, it is one of the few sports in which both men and women participate, and Pakistan is one of the few countries with distinct men’s and women’s cricket teams.
In International Women’s Cricket, Pakistan’s national women’s cricket team represents the country and is one of eight teams playing in the ICC Women’s Championship.
“Playing here hasn’t been fun for me. Unfortunately, I recall Inzamam removing his thigh pad while playing on 10 and resigning with a score of approximately 320, which wasn’t very enjoyable.
“It’s a lot of fun.” New Zealand hasn’t been here in Pakistan in a long time, and the Australian squad hasn’t either. “To be able to return here and experience Pakistan cricket once more has been great,” said the player.
Women’s cricket, unlike men’s cricket, does not pay highly since females are considered inferior to males. Women do not have the same level of security as males, making it more difficult for them to select this game, which is not very appealing to them.
The reason for this is that a smart person would want to work at a bank or any other business where they are recognised and treated with respect. Furthermore, it requires effort and hard work for women to improve on their fitness, even if they are not given much credit or attention. To succeed at cricket, one must put in a significant amount of effort and desire, as well as be psychologically strong; yet, women are not believed to be tough enough.