Andre Russell will be ‘scared’, but he is willing to travel to Pakistan
West Indian star allrounder, Andre Russell has shown his willingness to play Paksitan Super League if it takes place in Pakistan next year, but he would be “scared”. According to Russell, his opinion is only based on what he listens and sees on the media about the situation of the country.
Russell, who is representing Islamabad United in the ongoing edition of PSL has put Iraq and Pakistan side by side. He told in an interview that Iraq and Pakistan both has beautiful places as he has seen in pictures, both the countries have beautiful people, but the problem is what is surrounding them and it is a point of concern for him.
The blistering allrounder also put his own homeland, Jamaica in comparison, he exclaimed that Jamaica is the most beautiful place of the world, but, there are people being killed in the streets. He continued saying if you ask him, he would say there is nothing to worry about Jamaica, everything is good, but, the fact is that people are being shot there in the streets, so the situation of Pakistan would be similar. He said if he has to go there, he will, but, if he doesn’t have to, he wont mind.
The Windies’ powerhouse, Andre Russell, is probably the most popular player to exhibit his willingess to play cricket on the land of Pakistan. Whereas, recently, Russell’s teammate, Sammy and Australia’s Shane Watson clearly stated that they won’t mind traveling to Pakistan, if they get security clearance.
Pakistan has hosted an international tour in 2015 featuring Zimbabwe, it was the first time in around six years that the local cricket fans were able to witness international matches in their own grounds. It was the first tour of a test playing nation after the horifying terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team in 2009 in Lahore. Even after the successful hosting of an international test playing nation, the ICC has not given Pakistan a clear chit with respect to security.